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Rochester Art Center

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Address: 40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Phone Number: 507-282-8629
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Modern multi-story art center

This multi-level art center focuses on Modern and Contemporary Art. Also provides art classes and event venues such as wedding receptions and dances.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 6, 2015
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Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This multi-level art center focuses on Modern and Contemporary Art. Also provides art classes and event venues such as wedding receptions and dances.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The ARTBASH 2014 fundraiser was a blast! Three bands, delicious food, and a great vibe. Meeting the artist at the Emerging Artist Opening and viewing the Michael Sailstorfer Exhibition, that same night, was a real treat. Be sure to check the calendar so you don't miss up coming exhibition openings, programs, like Stetch!, and other events which will expand your... More 

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central Iowa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Walked thru the skywalk from mayo clinic. Very contemporary building. Walked thru all the exhibits. Able to do in an hour. Or less. Great diversion while in between appointments

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MN
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96 reviews 96 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

The venue itself is nice, we were there for an event. Parking is difficult and requires a long walk. The event was catered by Canadian Honker, which always does great. The venue has rotating art displays, but it really isn't much to speak of or see. The areas with galleries can be covered in 20 minutes. With a look if... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've gone several time over the years hoping something would be good but I am always embarrassed for them and leave with nothing but a feeling that I will never go there again. There is nothing there. Sometimes, literally empty rooms. It's not even as good as a high school art show. I do not understand these other reviews. Really?... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A great way to spend an hour or a few hours, looking and thinking about what is going on in another world. A way to free your mind from the daily world. Have fun and have creative thoughts.

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naples, florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We didn't expect a lot but were disappointed that there was so little art on display, and this after we took a sneak peek at the show opening shortly. We were the only visitors on no-admission fee Thursday. That says it all.

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Rochester, Minnesota
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53 reviews 53 reviews
22 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

They are always expanding on who and what to bring in to the Rochester Art Center (RAC). All day Thursdays are free admission and once a month (first Saturday) they have free family day usually including a fun art project for the whole family. I have been to numerous wedding at the RAC and they are always beautiful. Right on... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Beautiful building, but largely empty. There are no classes offered for the community outside of an occasional summer class for children, few events, and the facility is hugely underutilized. A world-class city of this size deserves MUCH better. I keep hoping there will be classes for adults taught by regional artists, but no. As it is, this center has very... More 

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Pebble Beach, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
17 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Beautiful, small classy venue in an easy to get to Civic Center location. Where are the exhibits that are equal to the venue? After we finished walking through the exhibits we looked at each other in disbelief. How can such a great location in such a forward thinking city have what amounted to pretty much nothing on the floor? Very... More 

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