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.

Gallery Hours

Tuesday to Friday, 12 Noon to 7:00pm

Saturday and Sunday, 12 Noon to 5:00pm

Closed Monday



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