• Open Archive invites members of the public to explore the collections at Visual Studies Workshop, and learn more about the variety of resources VSW offers to the Rochester community.  This in-person event features guided tours of VSW’s extensive collections, including 16mm films, lantern slides, artist books, photographs and works on paper. Meet the VSW staff and tour our historic building, visit the bookstore and be sure to visit the short program of recently digitized early video works showing in the VSW microcinema.

    Free and open to the public, no registration required.


    The VSW Salon is programmed by Tara Merenda Nelson, taranelson@vsw.org

    The VSW Salon is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts and by the ArtWorks program of the National Endowment for the Arts.