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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 28, 2024

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


Like a Little Tlaquepaque Vase or Como Jarrito de Tlaquepaque

July 26, 2023 - January 21, 2024

"Like a little Tlaquepaque vase or Como Jarrito de Tlaquepaque" is a solo exhibition of soft sculpture and mixed media installation by Mexican artist Ivonne Yáñez.


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.


Piece by Piece

August 12 - October 28, 2023

"Piece by Piece" features 15 artists from the Minnesota Mosaic Guild.


Chronicles of the Chronic

August 26, 2023 - April 3, 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.


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.


Will to Meaning

February 18, 2023 – May 30, 2024

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


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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