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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. 

May Ling Kopecky: To-Do List

May 23, 2024 - August 18, 2024

The Rochester Art Center presents a solo exhibition of drawings and multimedia installations by artist May Ling Kopecky.


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.


Pat York: Fame & Friendship

May 18 - December 1, 2024

Portraits of 20th Century Icons | Rochester Art Center is proud to present a photographic exhibition by Pat York of celebrated actors, directors, artists, writers and visionaries that she admires.


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). 


A World That Breathes Behind Itself

September 7, 2024 - February 9, 2025

The Rochester Art Center presents a solo exhibition of paintings and etched glass drawings by artist Melanie Pankau.


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.


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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