Cargill Hall

Cargill Hall is an exhibition space located in Minneapolis Central Library. The gallery presents exhibitions and related programs in support of the library's mission to "nourish minds, transform lives, and build community together."

Six major exhibitions are presented annually, drawing from exhibitions on loan from other institutions, exhibitions curated by community partners, and exhibitions featuring library collections. Topics may be interdisciplinary and include visual art, history, culture, literature, and science.

Location and hours

The gallery is on the second floor of the Minneapolis Central Library. It is free and open to the public during library hours.

Information for exhibitors

Organizations may apply to use the gallery. Read more about applying to use Cargill Hall


Current exhibit

The Anatomy of a Hospital: The Buildings of St. Barnabas Hospital, The Swedish Hospital and Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC)

April 6 - May 30

The walls of a hospital hold more than the weight of their structure. The building contains memories and stories from patients, families and staff. The history of hospitals in Minneapolis dates back to 1871 with the first hospital, Cottage Hospital, which became St. Barnabas Hospital, a predecessor of Hennepin County Medical Center. Through the years, and many transitions, the history of the hospitals often reflects the changing city landscape.

Learn more about "The Anatomy of a Hospital"

Upcoming exhibits

What Will Happen to Me? Portraits of Children With Incarcerated Parents by Howard Zehr

June – July 2017

To Really See: An Exhibition Exploring Medicines and the Medication-Taking Experience

August – September 2017

Minnesota Banjo Makers

October – November 2017


December 2017 – January 2018