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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

Counterspaces

May 12, 2021 11:00-July 3, 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).

Poetry Despite/Music Despite

April 6, 2022 11:00-August 7, 2022 16:00
"Poetry Despite/Music Despite (Eternal War Requiem)" connects artists across time and place, from World War I to the “Global War on Terror,” from the US to Iraq.

Walk With Us

May 14, 2022 11:00-October 3, 2022 16:00
When walking becomes an intentional activity, i.e., something more than utilitarian movement, worlds open up. Artists and creative thinkers have been aware of this keyway into creativity for centuries, and so there is a deep history of writers, visual artists, scientists, philosophers and other creative thinkers engaged in this practice.

Our Home

May 19, 2022 11:00-May 19, 2023 16:00
What and where is home? Is home a place, a smell, a memory, an object, a person? As Rochester grows every day to be a more racially diverse and international city, the Rochester Art Center strives to highlight and celebrate a plurality of voices through the stories of transplants, immigrants and long-time residents who decided to make Minnesota their home.

Programs at the Center

$45

Embroidery Workshop 3

July 9, 2022 13:00
Taught by Margit Johnson, an embroidery, knitting, and textile enthusiast, as well as a participant in The Embroidery Project, this workshop will offer step-by-step guidance using stem, chain, blanket, satin, feather stitches, and more. Learn for the first time or advance your embroidery and embellished mending skills on a cotton dish towel and/or your favorite but worn jeans or sweater.
$45

Embroidery Workshop

July 31, 2022 13:00
Taught by Stena Lieb, a Visual Arts Educator and participant in The Embroidery Project, this workshop will offer step-by-step guidance using a variety of embroidery stitches. See where your stitches take you as a beginner or advance your embroidery skills on a cotton dish towel.

Quilting Workshop

August 14, 2022 13:00
Taught by Cindy Starkey Robinson, in this introductory class, learn how to piece, applique, and hand quilt while making a small, quilted mug rug. Instructions will be provided for finishing your mug rug at home. This diminutive quilt makes a thoughtful gift or can be displayed and used in your own home.

Come to The Center for Art & Creative Culture

Rochester Art Center is unique in its mission to make art active rather than passive, to inform and invigorate those who participate. Join us!

Join Us at the Center

Art can stimulate both the emotions and the intellect. It can inform and inspire. Commune with creativity and find your center.

Come for world-class exhibitions and dynamic interactive programs, and discover welcoming and diverse opportunities that encourage questioning, creativity, and critical thinking.

ART CENTER MEMBERS RECEPTION

Admission Prices

Adults

$5.00

Under 21

FREE

Art Center Members

FREE

Directions

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

From Highway 63 (Broadway)
From the North: Turn left onto 2nd Street SE, Go East / Continue East on 2nd Street until it “Ts” at Civic Center Drive.

From the South: Turn right onto 2nd Street SE / Go East / Continue East on 2nd Street until it “Ts” at Civic Center Drive

Biking

Bike racks are available on Riverview Plaza in front of the Art Center.

Hours

Monday

Closed

Tuesday

Closed

Wednesday – Sunday

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Parking

MAYO CIVIC CENTER RAMP
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.

Accessibility

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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