The Rick Nicita Gallery

Current Exhibit

Celebrating the John Waters Archive at Wesleyan:

“A Legacy of Shock”

John Waters began donating his archival materials to Wesleyan in 1986 and has continued to add to his collection at the Reid Cinema Archives for the last 37 years.

This exhibit highlights posters of some of his most well-known films, as well as artifacts from his large and wide-ranging collection (artifacts are in the exhibit case at the end of the building).

This year, the Academy Museum in Los Angeles is hosting a year long exhibit dedicated to John Waters titled John Waters: Pope of Trash.  Opening on September 17, 2023, the exhibit is scheduled to remain open until August 4, 2024.  Most of the items showcased in the Academy Museum’s exhibit are from the John Waters Archive at the Ogden and Mary Louise Reid Cinema Archives at Wesleyan University.


The Rick Nicita Gallery is open Fridays from 12:30-3:30

Summer and school vacations:
By appointment only