The gallery is now closed, but will re-open with a party and a new season of exhibitions on Jan.24, 6–8 pm. Sign-up for our mailing list to stay in the loop!

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Happy New Year! Wishing everyone a year full of wild and interesting possibilities! Although the gallery is now closed, we will re-open with a reception, free and open to the public, to celebrate our new season of exhibitions on January 24, 6:00–8:00 pm.

A dog riding a donkey
Fig. 1

Unknown photographer, [Dog and horse], date unknown, gelatin silver print. The Black Star Collection, Ryerson Image Centre

Exhibition Catalogues

As part of our exhibition program, the RIC publishes photo books in collaboration with a variety of partners and sponsors. The most recent addition is The Faraway Nearby: Photographs of Canada from The New York Times Photo Archive, published in partnership and distributed worldwide by Black Dog Publishing at This catalogue accompanies an exhibition by the same name, and features texts by an international team of authors, who explore how Canada’s visual identity in the twentieth century was constructed—from within and without—through the dissemination of images in this influential media outlet. Learn more about the exhibition and catalogue. 

The Faraway Nearby

What It Means To Be Seen

Archival Dialogues

Berenice Abbott

Student Gallery

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The Student Gallery showcases the art and curatorial practices of Ryerson University’s current undergraduate and graduate students and recent alumni from all disciplines. Rigorous yet inclusive, the program engages audiences with important issues through group or solo exhibitions of contemporary art and historical lens-based media. Presenting seven exhibitions per year, the Student Gallery provides valuable, professional experience in the curation and display of artwork.

The exhibitions are selected annually, following a call for submissions, by a committee comprised of staff members from the RIC, along with students and faculty members from the School of Image Arts.