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Rochester Art Center

40 Civic Center Drive SE, Rochester, MN 55904
507-282-8629
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Ranked #17 of 23 attractions in Rochester
Type: Art Museums
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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monterey, CA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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6 reviews 6 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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6 helpful votes 6 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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20 helpful votes 20 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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Minneapolis
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86 reviews 86 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

A nicely done modern art museum, a good place to spend time while you are in Rochester. The building is modern and interesting, although stuck like a carbuncle onto the Civic Center. It has nice views of the river. The show was interesting.

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

The art center had a very nice selection of art on display w/out being overwhelming.

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Rochester, MN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

The art exhibits were varied enough there was something for everyone. Thursday is a good value because it's free to see the exhibits. It was a nice venue for our daughters wedding reception. It's got some great view of Rochester that change as the sun goes down. Also it's connected to the skyways so people don't have to worry about... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2009

I love to visit the Rochester Art Center. The exhibitions are always changing and there are so many fun events to attend. You will experience something that makes you think, feel and get inspired. If you have an opportunity to visit - do it! The shop has nice stuff, too!

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