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.



TESTIFY: Americana from Slavery to Today

February 1 - March 29

Building on the success of the original exhibit in 2018, the Diane and Alan Page Collection are again presenting their exhibit of Americana from slavery to today – with renewed calls to action. The exhibit features more than 100 objects of oppression and expression.

Learn more about the exhibit.


Art Is My Weapon

April 6 - May 27

“Art Is My Weapon” is a multimedia group exhibition that empowers Minnesota artists to creatively address gun violence in our communities. Featuring artwork made using pieces of decommissioned weapons from a Twin Cities gun buyback program, the show includes paintings, sculpture, photographs, video, and more from debuting artists as well as professional makers. The exhibition aims to spark respectful, nonpartisan conversations that lead to greater public awareness, conscientious community action, and responsible solutions to reducing gun violence.

Learn more about this exhibit.