Now In Our 34th Season

Charlie Putnam

The Carnegie Art Center is South Central Minnesota's largest visual arts gallery, featuring the work of regional artists. Since 1981, the Carnegie has been documenting and presenting the contemporary culture of this distinctive region of Greater Minnesota through the visual arts, crafts, and design.


The Gallery Program produces several community-based group shows during our season. These include the Carnegie Juried Art Exhibition in April. Carnegie volunteers curate additional exhibitions of fine arts by local and regional visual artists in many disciplines including painting, sculpture, ceramics, handblown glass, printmaking, fine craft, photography, and digital art.


The Gallery welcomes more than 2,500 visitors a year to experience the creativity of regional artists living and working in our communities. The Gallery exhibits the work of artists of all ages - working with the local school districts, emerging artists, and professional visual artists.