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Current & Upcoming Exhibitions


Everyday States of Awe - Selections from the Ceramic Work of Bill Gossman

April 10 - September 8, 2024

Everyday States of Awe exhibits a selection from the ceramic work of New London-based potter Bill Gossman (1953 - 2020). 


Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers

April 24 – July 21, 2024

"Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers" features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists.


Our Home

May 19, 2022 - May 19, 2023

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. The creation of a participatory mural showcases this commitment and invites visitors to “meet” the people of Rochester as they enter the Art Center.

Programs at the Center

Opening Reception for "Fame & Friendship" by Pat York

Friday, May 24 | 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Rochester Art Center is proud to present a photographic exhibition by Pat York of celebrated actors, directors, artists, writers and visionaries that she admires.

Drop In Tours

Saturdays at 1:00 PM

Enjoy an in-person, guided tour of the Rochester Art Center and find out about the museum’s local history, stunning architectural design, and current exhibitions.

Open Studio

Fridays & Saturdays | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Drop in for an entrée of creative projects or bring your own supplies and projects to the Rochester Art Center!

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    ----  $8


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

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This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

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

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