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30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Each year, Rochester Art Center presents a wide array of contemporary art exhibitions. These exhibitions offer visitors the opportunity to connect with art by local, regional, and nationally working artists. 

Counterspaces

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).

Anne George

September 15, 2021 11:00-December 12, 2021 16:00
This exhibition explores how materials, form and image can speak of vulnerability and strength. Incorporating found objects and diverse materials, paper is explored as subject and object for its skin-like physicality and its ability to be an active repository of place, time and touch.

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.”

50 by 50+

December 8, 2021-January 30, 2022
This exhibition features fifty glass mandalas by “older adult” community members (50+) created during a series of workshops led by artist Debra D’Souza. This project provides a learning experience while building confidence and helping alleviate stress in the participants.

Dometo Esse

December 22, 2021 11:00-April 17, 2022 16:00
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. I believe that 100 years from now much will be discussed about how fashion changed to accommodate CDC regulations and guidelines in the years 2020-2021.

Walk With Us

April 30, 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.

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