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 encourage lifelong learning and often connect visitors with library resources or 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.



TransFabulous – Gender in Community

December 6 - January 27

TransFabulous is proud to present Gender in Community, an exhibit created with the thriving queer arts community both local and abroad. Gender is a social construct which many of us struggle against in terms of expectations, autonomy, and expression. But in resistance comes community. Joy and gender intermingle to create satirical performances, scathing visual art, and dazzling stories which challenge our most basic assumptions. Gender, in these moments of community, becomes a mask which can be exchanged or altered at will.

Learn more about this exhibit.

Storied Leaves

October 4 - November 29

Travel through time and across the globe as you explore the library's rare Art Book Collection. This vibrant exhibit showcases art from six continents—Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania—spanning ancient to contemporary times.

Learn more about this exhibit.