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Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8629
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Ranked #22 of 24 attractions in Rochester
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Jul 1, 2014
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Rochester, Minnesota
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Rochester, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The Art Center is a non-collecting contemporary art museum. As such the art is always new and ever changing. The curatorial excellence far exceeds what would be expected in a city the size of Rochester. The sophistication of the community has resulted in an art museum "worthy of the excellence of the Mayo clinic"

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Very nice small contemporary museum. Very interesting changing exhibits. Helpful, friendly staff. We will definitely visit again on our next trip to Rochester.

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

It was hard to find in the first place and once I found it I was the only one there. There were only 2 exhibits so they told me it was free, I'm not sure if they were changing out art or what. Both exhibits were done by amateur artists. The works were odd and lacked a lot of skill.

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Denver, CO
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

I am so glad we came on a free day. Only a few pieces in the entire facility, and they were strange. Not sure how they stay open. Either that or we caught them on a day when they were changing out all their art.

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Jasper, Alabama
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64 reviews 64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We visited this museum and they were so informative and the art is great. The man there helped us with museums to see in Minneapolis also.

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