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.


Upcoming exhibits

ADVOCATES, Portraits of Activists

October 17 – November 30

An exhibition of portraits of activists. Minneapolis has undergone unprecedented social and political upheavals. During this time of climate change and pandemic, the city witnessed the murder of George Floyd and demands for racial equity and justice. Many people have been galvanized by activists to awaken and act. The portraits are of individuals who have worked to make positive change. Some are historical, some from distant lands and others are local. It is an attempt to acknowledge the role of activists in social transformation. Hope is realized when people work together.

Documenting a Reckoning: The murder of George Floyd

December 6, 2021 – January 29, 2022

A curated photography exhibit examining ‘the longest year’ in the Twin Cities following the killing of George Floyd, as documented by professional, community and student photographers as diverse as our community. In partnership with the University of Minnesota Hubbard School of Journalism & Mass Communication.