Free Thursdays at Rochester Art Center – sponsored by Think Mutual Bank – offer free admission to the galleries every Thursday. And we’re open late – until 9 pm! Other Free Thursdays programs include Art for Lunch, Open Studio, artist lectures, and opening receptions.

Free Thursdays are sponsored by Think Mutual Bank.



Thursdays | 11 am – 1 pm | FREE

Bring your own "brown bag" lunch to enjoy in our Grand Lobby and join an Art Center docent for a 20 minute tour of the exhibitions on display. Please contact Tour Coordinator Chris Delisle 507.424.3308 or to schedule a tour for a group or individual at least one week in advance.

A docent is a trained museum volunteer who acts as both a teacher and a guide. Feel free to ask any and many questions to your docent about the exhibitions!

When exhibitions are closed, please call the Art Center at 507.282.8629 to schedule a tour focusing on the architecture and history of the Rochester Art Center.

If you are interested in becoming a docent, please contact Curator of Education Jason Pearson at 507.424.3308 or