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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions


May 12, 2021 11:00-May 12, 2022 16:00
Counterspaces is a collective healing project for Rochester community members who have been impacted by the existing and increasing acts of racialized violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC).

Katayoun Amjadi

October 27, 2021 11:00-March 20, 2022 16:00
The Names We Change is a solo exhibition by Katayoun Amjadi featuring installations and interactive artworks about naming, identity, otherness and community. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, artist Katayoun Amjadi invites the members of the public to share their name stories.

He(ART) and Soul: Art created in the pandemic

November 24, 2021-February 27, 2022
This solo exhibition explores a variety of individual and collective experiences and emotions within the context of a global pandemic through mixed-media sculptures and textile art. From the standpoint of a parent, the artist recalls conversations with their children about safety and change.

Homecoming Queen

December 5, 2021 11:00-April 4, 2022 16:00
The Rochester Art Center is thrilled to announce “Homecoming Queen,” a 4,000-square-foot exhibition that invites visitors to explore the wonderful world of Utica Queen, star of Season 13 of the Emmy-winning pop-culture phenomenon “RuPaul’s Drag Race.”

Programs at the Center


Book Launch and Fundraiser with Boonmee McElroy

January 22, 2022 14:00
Join Rochester area based author, Boonmee P. McElroy, as she celebrates the launch of her first book, I Hate Potatoes, They Make Me Cry.

Homecoming Queen: Guided Curator’s Tours

February 19, 2022 13:00
Join us in the gallery for an intimate tour of "Homecoming Queen: The Wonderful World of Utica Queen," a 4,000-square-foot exhibition.

Artist Talk with Dometo Esse

March 3, 2022 18:00
This exhibition hopes to be the voice of the average woman going through the COVID-19 pandemic by speaking to the ways she strives to conquer invisibility behind a common mask.

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30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120 | Rochester, MN 55904

From Highway 52 – North or South: Take the 2nd St SW exit / Go East / Continue East on 2nd Street until it “Ts” at Civic Center Drive

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Wednesday – Sunday

11:00 am – 4:00 pm


FREE after 3pm, FREE on weekends and FREE when parking for under an hour. The ramp entrance is located on 1st Avenue, west of Civic Center Drive, attached to the Rochester Public Library. Handicap parking is available in front of the Mayo Civic Center.

Metered parking is available on city streets near the Art Center. Meters are FREE after 5pm on weekdays, FREE all-day Saturdays and Sundays, and FREE on major Holidays unless otherwise listed.


We are fully wheelchair and stroller accessible. Handicapped parking is available in front of the Mayo Civic Center. Service animals are welcome.

Art Center staff will be happy to assist you upon arrival or make special arrangements. Please call us at 507-722-2552. 

Funding for the many programs presented by Rochester Art Center comes from a wide variety of sources: Foundations, Governments, Small Businesses, Corporations, and Individuals. Their support provides Rochester Art Center the opportunities to offer the community with
exemplary exhibitions | stimulating art education and public programs | engaging community-oriented collaborations | unforgettable special events

Rochester Art Center gratefully acknowledges all of our donors for their generous support. Please click here to see a more complete list.


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30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120
Rochester, MN 55904