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


We Are All Criminals

August 1 - September 30

"We Are All Criminals" turns the lens on people who committed crimes but were not caught. Challenging society’s perception of what it means to be a criminal, the exhibit is a commentary on the unjust impact of our nation's policies, policing and prosecution. We may all be criminals, but that’s not all we are.

This exhibit also includes photographs and stories from people who have been burdened by criminal records and family members whose loved ones have been incarcerated.

Learn more about "We Are All Criminals"

Upcoming exhibits

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


February – March 2019

Viva City: Minneapolis Public Schools

March – April 2019

Transfer of Memory

July – August 2019