Cargill Gallery

Cargill Gallery is a library-based gallery space committed to community-engaged group exhibits, with a primary focus on local creators from underserved communities and organizations with limited access to exhibiting their work. Cargill Gallery’s free, public exhibits support the library’s mission to “nourish minds, transform lives, and build community together” by connecting with library resources and engaging the community through associated programs and activities.

Cargill Gallery will:

  • Support greater equity through amplifying the voices of diverse communities and creators who may speak for themselves and tell their own stories.
  • Connect people, ideas, communities, and resources.
  • Promote dialogue, broaden perspectives, and provoke deeper thinking.
  • Inspire learning and creativity.

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 Gallery.


watercolor paintings

Poetry of the Brush

Traditional & Contemporary Sumi-e

December 3, 2022 – January 27, 2023

Artists Ben Wong and Craig Steinmetz showcase original black ink paintings, known at Sumi-e. The Asian artform uses different concentrations of ink to paint in shades of black, with brushstrokes that convey an essence or sprit of nature.

Learn more about the exhibit.