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


Breaking Barriers Through the Arts

December 4 – January 29

Featuring visual and literary arts, as well as music, created during workshops for participants living with serious and persistent mental illness, the show raises awareness and challenges the mental health stigma while strengthening our artistic community.

Learn more about "Breaking Barriers Through the Arts"

Upcoming exhibits

Viva City Fine Arts Festival, Minneapolis Public Schools

February – March 2020

Art is My Weapon

April – May 2020


June – July 2020

UnderExposed: AK Garski and Marjorie Fedyszyn

August – September 2020

Mezinabii’igejig Wenjibaawaad Odaawaa Zaaga’iganing / Artists Who Come from Lac Courte Oreilles

October – November 2020

Visible Voices, The Power of Literacy

December 2020 – January 2021

Knowledge is Power: The ROHO Collective

February – March 2021