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


Art Needs People

June 7 – July 26, 2018

Featuring all new works by the artists of the Minneapolis Art Lending Library (MALL), a nonprofit organization lending original works of art to members of the Twin Cities community, free of charge. The exhibit celebrates the eclectic and generous community of artists who make MALL possible.

Learn more about "Art Needs People"

We Are All Criminals

August – September 2018

Unmasking Brain Injury in Minnesota

October – November 2018

Sumi-e Painting and Japanese Crafts: Work by the Minnesota Japan American Sumi-e Club

December 2018 – January 2019