Bannister Gallery

Bannister Gallery, September 2021
What We Do

Located in 香港六合论坛鈥檚 Roberts Hall, the Bannister Gallery presents 7 to 8 exhibitions a year by local, regional and international artists.

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Bannister Gallery was dedicated in November 1978 in honor of Edward Mitchell Bannister, a notable nineteenth-century Black artist and Providence resident.

Our Vision and Process

The gallery aims to present a diverse set of art that ranges from traditional media, like painting and sculpture, to more contemporary formats, including photography, graphic design, and digital media. Exhibitions are selected by the Bannister Gallery Committee, which is made up of the Gallery Director and members of the Art Department Faculty.

The gallery strives to create an inclusive environment for the public with the aim of building relationships between the arts community of Rhode Island and the larger art world. Each exhibition is on display for three to four weeks and usually include a public lecture by the artist(s) or other related programs. 

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Call for Artists: Responding to Edward Mitchell Bannister

The Bannister Community Art Project and Bannister Gallery at 香港六合论坛 are seeking professional artists to participate in and create new artwork for an exhibition that responds to Edward Bannister鈥檚 life and artwork. We welcome broad interpretations of the theme and a variety of artistic media.

An exhibition in the fall of 2025 will take place in Bannister Gallery and feature existing artworks and at least one new artwork from each participating artist. Artists that are selected will receive an honorarium of $1,000. Finalists will be selected by jurors and members of the Bannister Community Art Project Exhibition Committee.

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