Public Art Walking Tour

Public Art Walking Tour

Sunday Oct. 25th 1:00 – 2:00 PM

Join Rochester Art Center docent Carrie Robinson-Cannon for a look at the public art pieces surrounding the Rochester Art Center. This walking tour will meet at 1:00 PM at the main entrance to the Art Center (door 23 of the Mayo Civic Center on the plaza. Starting with “The Artist” by metal sculptor Richard Brubaker and ending with “Circumcenter” by Po Shu Wang).

Included with regular Sunday admission to the Art Center! Regular Admission: $5 General Public, Members and youth age 21 and under are free.
Fun for the entire family, we are committed to safety too – please bring your cloth face mask and observe social distancing as recommended by CDC guidelines. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Tours will be rescheduled in the event of rain or snow. Most pieces on the tour are part of the “Art4Trails” program.

What is the “Art for Trails” program?
Art4Trails is a public art initiative to promote local artists and enhance our public parks by installing original art along the walking and bike trail system near downtown Rochester MN.
For More information, visit: https://rochesterartcenter.org/art4trails/

Art History Lecture: Mark Rothko

Join Rochester Art Center Artistic Director, Dr. Sheila Dickinson, for an evening art history lecture and discussion about Mark Rothko

Tuesday October 27, 2020 | 6:00 PM | $5
RED by John Logan is a play that explores the challenges of Pop Art toward the already established Abstract Expressionism in mid-20th Century America. Mark Rothko imbues into his large color soaked canvases his own existential crisis while his new studio assistant, energized by Pop Art’s new bright and seemingly vacuous style questions Rothko’s work.
Join Rochester Art Center Artistic Director, Dr. Sheila Dickinson, for an evening art history lecture and discussion about the push and pull between painting purists and pop art stars. Dickinson taught modern art history for many years, most recently at Macalester College.

General Audience Member: $5
Rochester Art Center Members : Free
Ticket to Tug of War: Mark Rothko and Pop Art – an art history talk with Dr. Sheila Dickinson, includes the event and same-day admission to the Rochester Art Center galleries. Feel free to view the galleries before the discussion or up to 30 minutes after the discussion. Masks required, please observe social distancing guidelines while indoors at the Rochester Art Center.
This event is in partnership with Rochester Rep Theatre. See the Rep’s production of RED by John Logan anytime prior to the art history discussion for an even richer experience.
For tickets and more information about the @Rochester Rep Theatre production of RED go to:

Annual Meeting

Rochester Art Center Annual Meeting

Wednesday, October 28 | 5:00 PM | ONLINE

In recognition of the generous support of our valued members, donors and volunteers, please join us online as we reflect on our accomplishments of 2020 and announce our ambitions for 2021 and beyond.

Please RSVP on Eventbrite for a meeting link: CLICK HERE

Questions? Contact Kalianne Morrison, Finance & Development Manager

Email kmorrison@rochesterartcenter.org | Phone: 507-282-8629

Wicked Disco

WICKED DISCO

Join the Rochester Art Center in celebrating Halloween by throwing your own Wicked Disco at home!

Step 1: Get crafty and create awesome home-made costumes with your family. Email a photo of your costumed kids (or adults, or pets!) to info@rochesterartcenter.org by Thursday October 29th at 5:00 PM, and we will announce winners online on Saturday Oct 31st! Subject line: “Wicked Disco Costume Contest”. Winners receive one complimentary Membership to the Rochester Art Center.

Step 2: Swing by the Art Center to purchase Halloween Mask Making kits from our gallery shop anytime now – Oct 31st and get 10% off your kit!

Step 3: Subscribe to our new YouTube channel for a fun, family friendly “Wicked Disco” Halloween playlist to get your family dance party started. Click HERE for our YouTube channel.

Step 4: Don’t forget the snacks! Rochester Art Center intern Elizabeth contributes a fun, artistic focaccia bread recipe based on fall gardens flavors! Tag #RochesterArtCenter in photos of your bake for a shout-out on our social media channels! Click HERE for the recipe.

Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page: Click HERE

Free Family Day Art Kit Pickup

Free Family Day
Saturday, October 31 | Art Kit Curbside Pickup | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM | Mayo Civic Center
Saturday, November 7 | Online Art Making Tutorial | 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

We are excited to offer a curbside pickup of art kits on Saturday, October 31st. Cars can pull into the drop-off lane in front of the Mayo Civic Center and get a box of art supplies between 10:00AM and 1:00 PM. Pedestrians and bikers are welcome to use the sidewalk but please remember to keep a safe distance and wear a mask. The supplies in the art kits can be used during the Art Making Tutorial Online happening the following Saturday, November 7th. A local artist from the Rochester Art Ensemble will be leading viewers of all ages through art activities including sugar skulls, illustrated alebrijes, papel picado, ofrenda and paper flowers.

Rochester Art Ensemble and Rochester Art Center are partnering to present the 7th year of Day of the Dead celebrations. This year all events are live, virtual and free. Links to the live events will be posted on the Rochester Ensemble & Rochester Art Center Facebook pages.
Rochester Art Ensemble: facebook.com/rochesterartensemble
Rochester Art Center: facebook.com/rochartcenter

About Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)
Día de los Muertos originated in ancient Mesoamerica (Mexico and northern Central America) where indigenous groups, including Aztec, Maya and Toltec, had specific times when they commemorated their loved ones who had passed away. Certain months were dedicated to remembering the departed, based on whether the deceased was an adult or a child.
After the arrival of the Spanish, this ritual of commemorating the dead was intertwined with two Spanish holidays: All Saints Day (Nov. 1) and All Souls Day (Nov. 2). Día de los Muertos is often celebrated on Nov. 1 as a day to remember children who have passed away, and on Nov. 2 to honor adults.

Today, Día de los Muertos is celebrated mostly in Mexico and some parts of Central and South America. Recently it has become increasingly popular among Latino communities abroad, including in the United States and Europe.
– Maria Anderson, Smithsonian Institute

About Rochester Arts Ensemble
The Rochester Art Ensemble (RAE) is a performing arts organization that welcomes artists of all disciplines to collaborate and experiment together to create innovative, dynamic, and engaging interdisciplinary performances. Co-founded by Danny Solis and Mckay Bram, RAE seeks to combine live music, dance, poetry, and other arts in performances that challenge artists to grow, while bringing new and exciting performances to our community.

About Rochester Art Center
Celebrating 75 years of being Rochester Minnesota’s center for the arts!
Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.

Participation is made possible through a CARES Music and Performance Art Grant administered through RNeighbors in partnership with The City of Rochester and made possible by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) act.

 

RELATED PROGRAMMING

Day of the Dead Youth Poetry Slam
Friday, November 6 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Online
Youth from our community take center stage to perform original poetic works about their lives and experiences.

Visual Art Open Mic
Saturday, November 7 | 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | Online
Open to all ages, join our family-friendly Visual Art Open Mic! Each participant may pick one piece of art to share with the rest of the group in this “show and tell” style Visual Art Open Mic. You may share your screen with a high resolution image of your work, or simply hold your work up to your camera. Ideas for what to share: a home-made alebrije, a painting, drawing, or photo of a loved one, a calavera makeup look – it’s up to you! Sharing time will be limited based on the number of participants; prepare to share for about 2 minutes maximum.

Day of the Dead Poets Slam
Saturday, November 7 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | Online
The popular Day of the Dead Poets Slam will feature thirteen incredible poets reading their original work and poems by immortal poets who have passed on.

Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page: Click Here

Yoga

Are you curious about yoga? Just starting, or looking to deepen your practice? Registration is now open for Yoga on the Patio with Yoga Tribe! A certified instructor will lead you through a one hour session to explore the benefits of stretching, breath, and creating a mantra. Please bring your own yoga mat, towel, blanket or cushion. Please bring a mask to enter the Art Center to enjoy the galleries, browse the gift shop or use the restroom. Gallery admission is included in your ticket price for Yoga on the Patio! Please check in at the front desk upon arrival.

Time: 10:30 – 11:30 AM (1 Hour Session)
Dates: Saturday //  Oct 31

$12 for RAC members , $15 for non-members.
Online processing fees may apply.
Reserve your spot online: Click Here

Stand Alone series, NOT included in Yoga Tribe Member Punch Pass.
Ticket includes yoga session + same day admission to RAC galleries.
Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page: Click Here

Yoga on the Patio FAQ
Q: Is it safe for me to be around other yogis at this event?
A: Participants will be spaced 6 ft apart from each other, in an outdoor setting. Local health officials recommend outdoor activities to help curb the spread of covid19.

Q: Will I have to wear a mask?
A: While practicing yoga outside, participants are not required to wear a mask. If the session is moved indoors, the participant chooses to use the restroom, enjoy the art exhibits in the galleries, or browse the gift shop, we ask that you wear a cloth mask. See City Ordinance for more information. (https://www.rochestermn.gov)

Q: I forgot my mask in the car, what do I do?
A: See our friendly Front Desk staff to purchase a mask from our gift shop. Various sizes, styles, and price points are available. Feel good about your purchase – masks for sale at the Rochester Art Center were hand-crafted by local artisans in our area! Your purchase helps support LOCAL and keeps you and your fellow participants safe!

Q: What if it rains the morning I signed up for?
A: The patio is located under an overhang on the East side of the building, facing beautiful Mayo Park. Yoga may be moved to the Grand Lobby, adjacent to the patio, in the event of cold or inclement weather. Participants will still be spread out at least 6 ft apart from one another.

Curator’s Tour

Interested in walking through the galleries with a professional curator, artist, or art historian? Now is your chance!

Register for Rochester Art Center’s next Curator’s Tour: Click Here

The Rochester Art Center’s curatorial team will guide participants through the galleries over the lunch hour in this new series of tours. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month! Watch our website and social media for details on current exhibitions and tour topics. Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page: Click Here

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (1 Hour Tour)

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020 (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month)

$5 per adult, Free for Members, Free for youth (21 & Under)

Space is Limited, we kindly request your registration ahead of time. Register Online (online processing fees may apply) or over the phone: (507) 282-8629, during regular business hours.

Masks are required indoors at the Rochester Art Center.

 

Give to the Max Day

We are excited to participate in Minnesota’s #1 Giving Holiday happening Thursday, November 19th! Your donation will support local artists with our ROOTED program, youth education programs like Total Arts Day Camp and will support making contemporary art accessible to all. Visit our GiveMN.org page and make a donation: https://www.givemn.org/organization/Rochester-Art-Center

Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page: Click Here

About Give to the Max Day

Give to the Max Day was created in 2009 to launch GiveMN, a collaborative venture led by
Minnesota Community Foundation and many other organizations committed to helping make
our state a better place.

That initial spark touched off an outpouring of generosity — $14 million in 24 hours. Since
then, Give to the Max Day has become Minnesota’s annual giving holiday, raising nearly $200
million in its first 11 years. Every year, thousands of organizations and individuals generate
donations and excitement for Minnesota causes that are working to improve the quality of
life for all Minnesotans.

Give to the Max Day has become a national model for giving days.

Curator’s Tour

Interested in walking through the galleries with a professional curator, artist, or art historian? Now is your chance!

Register for Rochester Art Center’s next Curator’s Tour: Click Here

The Rochester Art Center’s curatorial team will guide participants through the galleries over the lunch hour in this new series of tours. Every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month! Watch our website and social media for details on current exhibitions and tour topics. Stay connected by joining the Facebook Event Page: Click Here

Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM (1 Hour Tour)

Date: Thursday, November 19, 2020 (1st and 3rd Thursdays of the Month)

$5 per adult, Free for Members, Free for youth (21 & Under)

Space is Limited, we kindly request your registration ahead of time. Register Online (online processing fees may apply) or over the phone: (507) 282-8629, during regular business hours.

Masks are required indoors at the Rochester Art Center.