The University of Rochester’s Hartnett Gallery is a student-supported, professional art gallery. Named for alumnus John B. Hartnett, this unique gallery space was designed by the renowned architects of I.M. Pei and Associates in 1972. Hartnett schedules and presents 5 to 7 exhibitions each academic year. These vary from solo shows to group exhibitions featuring local, state, national, and international artists, with an undergraduate juried exhibition held each year. A wide variety of media and genres are shown, including sculpture, photography, painting, video, and installation work, as well as curatorial and community projects. On occasion, Hartnett Gallery also plans exhibitions in conjunction with local institutions such as the Memorial Art Gallery and the Visual Studies Workshop.

Admission to the gallery, receptions, and presentations is free and the gallery is open to the public.

land acknowledgment

Here is a lesson: what happens to people and what happens to the land is the same thing.

–       Linda Hogan, Dwellings: A Spiritual History of the Living World, 1995

We would like to acknowledge with respect the Seneca Nation, known as the “Great Hill People” and “Keepers of the Western Door” of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy. We take this opportunity to thank the original caretakers on whose ancestral lands the University of Rochester currently resides in Rochester, New York.

Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, genocide and migration that bring us together here today.

To learn more about ancestral lands upon which we live and work, please check out this website.

gallery hours

Wednesday – Saturday


To get to Hartnett Gallery (from Library Lot) on the University of Rochester River Campus, head past ITS toward Fauver Gymnasium.

Take a right to go to Dandelion Square (as indicated by a large clock tower), and head to the entrance of Wilson Commons.

After heading toward the entrance, take a left in on the second floor of Wilson Commons and head to the end of the hall.

The Hartnett Gallery
201 Wilson Commons
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627