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.
home ~ exploring, mending, reimagining
May 21 - August 21, 2022
"home ~ exploring, mending, reimagining" features, for the first time in one single location a multimedia body of work, composed by quilts, audiovisual collages, and participatory artworks, that artist Cecilia Cornejo Sotelo has produced since 2019 with various communities in southeastern Minnesota.
Melissa Ianniello: Wish it Was a Coming Out
August 3, 2022 - January 29, 2023
The Rochester Art Center in partnership with the Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis/St. Paul presents a solo exhibition of photographs and interviews created by Italian artist Melissa Ianniello (b. 1991, Naples, Italy).
Walk With Us
May 14 - December 11, 2022
When walking becomes an intentional activity, i.e., something more than utilitarian movement, worlds open up. Artists and creative thinkers have been aware of this keyway into creativity for centuries, and so there is a deep history of writers, visual artists, scientists, philosophers and other creative thinkers engaged in this practice.
Có nắng vàng trên bàn tay nhỏ (All the light in your hand)
July 9 - October 5, 2022
Có nắng vàng trên bàn tay nhỏ (All the light in your hand) focuses on the chaos and tenderness of memory and identity. Influenced by the artist’s family albums and branded advertisement archives, the exhibition features large sheets of handmade paper filled with collages of personal and found images, objects and texts.
Women Through Their Eyes
July 13 - October 9, 2022
Carlota Gay's "Women Through Their Eyes" is a solo exhibition featuring a series of watercolor portraits accompanying a singular acrylic painting on polytab fabric.
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.
Walk Back to Your Body
September 3, 2022 - January 1, 2023
What does it mean to be in conversation with your body? Many social, cultural, and political conventions we live by today discipline how we experience our bodies. They are often defined by their productivity, utility, fitness, and so on, but rarely through vulnerability and reflection.
Rochester Looking at Climate Change
September 9, 2022 - January 22, 2023
Climate change is upon us! In the exhibition Rochester Looking at Climate Change, 20+ artists respond to a crisis that affects the future of the entire human race. Organized by artist Layne Noser, this exhibition draws attention to climate change through the creative works and unique perspectives of Rochester based artists.
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