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30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904
open today 11 am - 4 pm
30 Civic Center Dr. SE, Rochester, MN 55904

Each year, Rochester Art Center offers a large variety of youth and adult education programs. These exceptional offerings include classes, workshops, film screenings, lectures, and gallery tours for all ages.


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).

Preston Drum

June 4, 2021 11:00-October 17, 2021 16:00
Preston Drum earned a BFA from the Memphis College of Art, and an MFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. His paintings, sculptures, videos, and interactive installations explore notions of memory and performance through nonlinear storytelling.

Ruth Mikos

June 30, 2021 11:00-November 28, 2021 16:00
Ruth Mikos is a contemporary painter who lives and works in Rochester, Minnesota. Her thought-provoking paintings pay homage to times gone by and the intangible nature of memory. Her distinctive personal style emits joy, nostalgia and longing for a simpler time.

The Human Scale

July 9, 2021 11:00-October 24, 2021 16:00
What does it mean to be human? Individually and collectively, where are we headed and on what paths have we traveled to arrive at this moment? Each of the artists presented here approaches these foundational questions.

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.

Pride: An Exhibition of Queer Youth Art

September 24, 2021 11:00-October 11, 2021 16:00
In celebration of Rochester Pride, the Rochester Art Center is exhibiting artworks by Queer youth. These artists use their work as a form of self expression in exploring and celebrating their identity. The artists’ ages range from 11 to 17, and the Art Center is excited to be the first space in which these young artists’ work is shown.

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.

Homecoming Queen

December 4, 2021 11:00-April 3, 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.


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