Rochester Art Center40 Civic Center Drive SE
Rochester, MN 55904
Located 3.5 blocks E of Broadway on Center St. Next to the Mayo Civic CenterGet Directions
Rochester Art Center offers the opportunity for all people to understand and value the arts through innovative experiences with contemporary art. Through world-class exhibitions and programs, we present a welcoming, integrated, and diverse experience that encourages questioning, creativity, and critical thinking. These exhibitions and programs are designed to reflect the dynamic relationship between art and society. They educate, challenge, and connect individuals to our world in compelling new ways. We are committed to being a cultural center in our community and to enhancing our region as a destination for creativity and innovation. We provide value through engagement with broad communities, strong collaborations with other organizations, and a history of excellence.
Hours & Dates
- Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free for art center members & children / $5 for adults.
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Meetings & Conferences
- Banquet facilities maximum capacity: 240
- Catering available
- Commercial air service nearby
- Facility accommodates meetings for 30 or more
- Largest meeting room (sq ft): 4400
- Meeting/convention facilities maximum capacity: 450
- Number of meeting rooms: 3
I am a museum fan…been to a bunch here in US and abroad…and I don’t like being critical… but this was Very underwhelming…from outside you see a HUGE facility with Rochester Art Center sign…museum is...
— blindhogsat, June 13, 2022
I went to a friend's art show there and was amazed at the architecture and fantastic design of the show rooms/spaces.
— 832rossr, October 4, 2020
The Art Center is located in the Civic Center and tucked back in a very striking, modern space. There is a very handsome stairway that leads all the way up to the third floor. The spaces are nicely...
— jer b, November 30, 2019
When I went they had a nice exhibit on depression and artistic expression. They even had a meditation dirt garden to place your feet in with a number to call which would walk you through the...
— Americanflygirl, June 11, 2019
My extended family and I attended a wedding at the Rochester Art Center recently. Amazing venue! The wedding was intimate and separated from the reception area. It was unique how the bride and...
— Nancy Thompson B, May 19, 2019