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“A modest collection”

Rochester Art Center
Ranked #18 of 53 things to do in Rochester
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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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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 the water, the big glass doors open to create a really fun location for any special event.

Thank Hans1730
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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 little community presence. The gift shop is small and could do so much more to promote local artists, but alas. I would recommend the Edina, Hopkins, Bloomington, or Richfield art centers over this... smaller venues, but they know how to engage patrons and students of all ages.

1  Thank Kelly V
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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 disappointing .

2  Thank stillwatercove
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Reviewed November 3, 2013

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"

Thank Troutzone
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