New designs by Mike Turzanski

One year ago we launched our new website. One of our goals from the beginning was to not only feature our exhibitions and events in our main gallery and other spaces, but to use the site as a platform for sharing ideas, and highlighting artists and writers. We're excited to

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Women’s Voices | #5WomenArtists

Can you name Five Women Artists? Art organizations around the world are asking this question in order to draw attention to the underrepresentation of female artists. At RoCo we thought we would celebrate International Women's Day and women in the arts by highlighting some of the many local artists who

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Judd Williams (1934 – 2018)

We mourn the loss of Lawrence (Judd) Williams, who passed away on February 25, 2018. A thoughtful artist and influential educator, Williams was a major figure in the Rochester art community. Judd and his late wife Julianna Furlong Williams played a significant role at RoCo and its predecessor, The Pyramid

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2017 by the Numbers

1 As 2017 comes to a close, we've almost achieved our goal of 1,000 members for the first time ever! To all of you who joined or renewed: Thank you for supporting contemporary art in downtown Rochester. 2 This year’s curated exhibitions included more than 20 emerging and established artists

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Announcing the Davis – Havens Gallery

RoCo is honored and excited to announce the Stewart Davis & Anne Havens fundraising gallery, named in recognition of their many contributions and generous support of RoCo. Thank you Stewart & Anne! From the beginning Rochester Contemporary Art Center (formerly Pyramid Art Center) has presented cutting-edge local, regional and national

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History of 137 East Avenue

RoCo is located in a neighborhood that’s experienced a dramatic transition over the past 100 years. Early 20th-century photos of the East Avenue/Scio Street area show a vastly different landscape, that featured mostly houses – not commercial buildings! Distinguished homes in the latest styles of the day – Italianate, Second

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April Fools Day 1977 by John Kavanaugh

That’s the day Pyramid Arts Center opened with a members exhibit by the original 28 artists. Antonio Petracca had what his buddy's, Albert Robbins and John Kavanaugh, thought was an intriguing idea, but an idea with a couple of downsides. Open a space where young artists could show and maybe

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2016 by the Numbers at RoCo

You Helped Us Reach 950! In the last few days of 2016, we met and exceeded our goal of 950 members, an all–time record for RoCo! Thank you to all of you who joined or renewed, helping to make our 2016 membership campaign a huge success. Completed 1 big facility

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