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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

A Lapse into the Ephemeral

March 1 - July 16, 2023

"A Lapse into the Ephemeral" is a group exhibition of storytelling and new media featuring artworks from artists/artistic collectives working internationally with 3D scanning technologies to preserve the ephemeral.

The Nexus of Well-Being and Art

February 18 – July 30, 2023

The Nexus of Well-Being and Art is a new body of work by noted international artist Anne Labovitz. The Minnesota born artist creates interactive, multi-faceted works inspired by the premise that physical, mental and emotional health are essential to true well-being.

जत्रा (Ja-tra) : A Feeling At The Beginning Of Time

May 31 - November 5, 2023

The Rochester Art Center presents a solo exhibition by Minneapolis-based artist Roshan Ganu. ‘जत्रा’ (pronounced ja-tra) is a Marathi word for a town/village fair.

Programs at the Center

Public Art Walking Tours

Sundays in June, August and October | 1:00 PM

Join us for a look at the public artwork surrounding the Rochester Art Center.

Foreverwell Sitting Meditation

June 8 | Noon

Sitting Beginning Meditation develops calm abiding or tranquility. Through practice one can expect to stabilize the mind and achieve inner peace.

Artist Talk with Oddviz

Saturday, June 17 | 11:00 AM

Join us for a virtual talk with artistic collective Oddviz about their artworks featured in the exhibition A Lapse into the Ephemeral.

Arts & Culture



Art can stimulate both the emotions and the intellect. It can inform and inspire. Commune with creativity and find your center. Come for world-class exhibitions and dynamic interactive programs, and discover welcoming and diverse opportunities that encourage questioning, creativity, and critical thinking.

Art Center memberships include free access to the galleries, our weekly e-newsletter, discounts on ticketed workshops and other events, and 10% off in the Gallery Shop all year round. Your participation makes the arts happen in Rochester. Join us, and thank you for supporting the arts!



Adults    ----  $5


21 & Under   ----   FREE


Members   ----   FREE


The Art Center is located along Rochester's extensive Trail System at Mayo Park. Bike racks are located in front of the Art Center.


Wednesday to Sunday 

11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Parking available at the Civic Center Ramp (FREE after 4pm and on weekends).

Disability parking is available in front of the Mayo Civic Center.


30 Civic Center Drive SE, STE 120

Rochester, MN 55904


Wheelchair and stroller accessible.

Service animals are welcomed.

For special arrangements call us at 507-722-2552.  

We are happy to assist you.



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Funding for the many programs presented by Rochester Art Center comes from a wide variety of sources: Foundations, Governments, Small Businesses, Corporations, and Individuals. Their support provides Rochester Art Center the opportunities to offer the community with:

exemplary exhibitions | stimulating art education and public programs | engaging community-oriented collaborations


Rochester Art Center gratefully acknowledges all of our donors for their generous support.

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