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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. 


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).

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

November 24, 2021-June 26, 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.

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.

home ~ exploring, mending, reimagining

May 21, 2022 11:00-August 21, 2022 16:00
"home ~ exploring, mending, reimagining" features, for the first time in one single location a multimedia body of work, composed by quilts, audiovisual collages, and participatory artworks, that artist Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo has produced since 2019 with various communities in southeastern Minnesota.

Women Through Their Eyes

July 13, 2022 11:00-October 9, 2022 16:00
Carlota Gay's "Women Through Their Eyes" is a solo exhibition featuring a series of watercolor portraits accompanying a singular acrylic painting on polytab fabric.

Walk Back to Your Body

September 3, 2022 11:00-January 1, 2023 16:00
What does it mean to be in conversation with your body? Many social, cultural, and political conventions we live by today discipline how we experience our bodies. They are often defined by their productivity, utility, fitness, and so on, but rarely through vulnerability and reflection.

Rochester Looking at Climate Change

September 7, 2022 11:00-December 4, 2022 16:00
Climate change is upon us! In the exhibition Rochester Looking at Climate Change, 20+ artists respond to a crisis that affects the future of the entire human race.


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