Cargill Hall

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

Six major exhibits are presented annually, drawing from exhibits on loan from other institutions, exhibits curated by community partners, and exhibits 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

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

June 5 - July 27

This exhibit features Howard Zehr's photo-portraits of the children of incarcerated Americans. The photos originally appeared in Zehr's book "What Will Happen to Me?" that he co-authored with Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz.

Learn more about "What Will Happen to Me?"

Upcoming exhibits

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

Viva City: Fine Art Festival of the Minneapolis Public Schools

February – March 2018