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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. 

Bio Terrains

October 25, 2023 - April 21, 2024

"Bio Terrains" is an exhibition of multimedia installations and sculptures by Minneapolis-based artist Jane Powers.


Chronicles of the Chronic

August 26, 2023 - March 31, 2024

"Chronicles of the Chronic" is a group exhibition that features regional, national and international artists whose experience of living in chronically ill bodies directly influences their artistic practice on a physical, emotional and creative level.


Zumbro Bend: Three Desiring Bodies

November 18, 2023 - March 24, 2024

"In Zumbro Bend: Three Desiring Bodies," Minneapolis based visual artist Pete Driessen installs three separate site-specific works, each a different abstracted fork in the river ecosystem.


Will to Meaning

February 18, 2023 – May 12, 2024

Labovitz designed the dramatic, large-scale installation to respond to the light, air and unique architecture of the atrium space.


Chris Allen: Art Lives Here

March 6 - April 28, 2024

"Art Lives Here" is a presentation of ephemeral installations that discuss the nature of nature, environmental concerns, the beauty of land, listening carefully, spiritual queries and celebrating life.


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.


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.


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

April 10 - September 8, 2024


Virtual Galleries

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Homecoming Queen: The Wonderful World of Utica Queen

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75th Anniversary Exhibition

The Rochester Art Center is an accessible facility and participation by all people is encouraged. Individuals needing physical, visual, audio or other accommodations are encouraged to notify in advance at or by calling 507-722-2552.

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