Rochester Art Center

Rochester Art Center: Hours, Address, Rochester Art Center Reviews: 3.5/5

Rochester Art Center
3.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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3.5
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ross R
10 contributions
Jan 2020
I went to a friend's art show there and was amazed at the architecture and fantastic design of the show rooms/spaces.
Written October 4, 2020
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jer b
Bristol, CT1,855 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
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 divided. Most interesting was the work by Carley McHenry. The artist’s work combines things from nature, portraits and a twist of perspective ala Magritte to present visually stunning artworks. Seeing her work was just very beautiful and thought provoking. There is free parking across the street on the weekends. There is a very nice river walk just outside of the Art Center.
Written November 30, 2019
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Americanflygirl
Temple Terrace, FL363 contributions
Jun 2019 • Business
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 meditation. Directions gave you access to other meditation gardens in the city. There are nice views of the city from here and lots of paved sidewalk trails around the center. The art museum is inside the Mayo Civic Center
Written June 11, 2019
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Nancy Thompson B
Gilbert, IA4 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
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 groom were located above us on a staircase and landing. The whole area was then opened up for the reception and dancing. Awesome view surrounded by windows. It was just too bad that we couldn't be outside on the patio because of the weather. We were served an excellent meal family style. Very enjoyable time!!
Written May 19, 2019
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Bobnlynn
Tampa, FL29 contributions
Feb 2018
Not much to see considering half of the Museum is closed to the public at this time. The woman at the desk was unable to explain the exhibit to us, neglected to tell us it was only on part of the two levels and tried to charge $10 each for admission (admission is only $5 per person).
Written February 14, 2018
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donuseus
Chicago, IL6 contributions
Jan 2018
not worth the bother except for beautiful view of river. much art to see. okay for quick detour if walking along river.
Written January 24, 2018
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Patty B
Brooklyn Park, MN186 contributions
Sep 2017 • Solo
I came here on a free admission day. While the official entrance was hard for me to find (Google Maps sent me completely around to the opposite side of the building using the walking option so IDK what was up with that), I still managed to get in and see everything. One of the exhibits they had was very nice, just extremely small, contained to a single room down a hallway. The other primary exhibit at the time, the one on post-modern, not so picturesque Ireland, was good. Thought provoking. Though you'll get more out of if by reading the info plaques near each piece of art. The final exhibit, upstairs, was in the process of being assembled, so it's hard to criticize it fairly. It was nice to see some good artwork created by local high schoolers, though. Most art centers wouldn't be accessible venues for artists that young without the artists already having a good following first.

Had I needed to pay admission that day I'm not sure that I'd have given quite the same rating; because this art center is fairly small compared to other art galleries I've been to, I'd say it'd depend on the admission price and what was on display at the time.
Written September 10, 2017
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rockwearhouston10
Rochester, MN38 contributions
Sep 2016 • Couples
They have the most beautiful art at this place and it is a Great Place for Weddings and Social Events
Written July 20, 2017
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MollieMarsh
Dothan, AL106 contributions
May 2017
We visited The Rochester Art Center for a private event/concert. It made me feel like we were out of Rochester in a large, modern, cosmopolitan city...It is incredibly chic. I loved it's location by the river.
Written June 19, 2017
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Jay h
10 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
Appreciate the friendly staff making the best of the situation. It was free however very little to see. It was essentially empty with minor exception. This theme seems to be consistent in reviews over the years. It seems that Mayo and Rochester have left the Rochester Art Center in the dust while many other institutions in the city are thriving. It feels like an oversight not to support the art center in a manner that is consistent with the overall Rochester experience, modest yet thoughtful and steeped in quality and commitment. Good luck to the art center....
Written June 14, 2017
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