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

Viva City: Fine Art Festival of the Minneapolis Public Schools

February 10 – March 29, 2018

Viva City celebrates the artistry of high school students and arts education at Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS).

Learn more about "VIva City"

Upcoming exhibits

Forward by Mazinaakizige: American Indian Teen Photography Project

April – May 2018

The Minneapolis Art Lending Library

June – July 2018

We Are All Criminals

August – September 2018

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

December 2018 – January 2019