Perlman Teaching Museum

Weitz Center for Creativity, 320 Third Street, Northfield

The Perlman Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, in the Weitz Center for Creativity, exhibits works from the College’s collection, traveling exhibitions, and shows curated by Carleton students, faculty, and staff. The Museum also hosts the annual Studio Art comps show.

Flaten Art Museum

Center for Art and Dance, St. Olaf College, Northfield

The Flaten Art Museum, across town at St. Olaf, exhibits regional, national, and international exhibitions, along with faculty and student work. Each spring the museum exhibits the comprehensive work conceived and produced by senior studio majors.

Northfield Arts Guild

304 Division Street, downtown Northfield

The Arts Guild, founded in 1959, is a nonprofit center for the arts, featuring gallery exhibitions, musical, theatrical, dance, and literary performances, and classes for all ages.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis

The MIA is considered one of the nation’s outstanding art museums.  Its encyclopedic collections feature everything from the art and artifacts of the ancient world to today’s photography, with special strength in European, American, and Chinese art. The original McKim, Mead, and White building was recently expanded by a new wing designed by Michael Graves. So valuable is the MIA as a resource that faculty members lead one or more field trips there each term.

Walker Art Center

Walker Art Center, 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis

Considered one of the nation’s most important museums for modern and contemporary art, including new media and design, the Walker also offers a strong performing arts program. The new addition of 2005, designed by Herzog and de Meuron, doubled the museum space. The Minneapolis Sculpture Garden is located across the street. In addition to taking students to the museum on course-connected field trips, the department also organizes buses to the Walker for lectures and performances.

Weisman Art Museum

University of Minnesota, 333 E.River Rd, Minneapolis

Housed in a striking stainless steel building designed by Frank Gehry, the Weisman is the teaching museum of the University of Minnesota, with a permanent collection of 20th and 21st century art, and frequent changing exhibitions.

Mpls Photo Center

2400 North Second Street, Minneapolis

The Mpls Photo Center is where photo professionals and enthusiasts alike come together to work and learn, to discover and experience, to create, exhibit and become members of this unique community dedicated to photography and all its media and processes.

Northern Clay Center

2424 E.Franklin Ave, Minneapolis

The Northern Clay Center offers frequent exhibitions by contemporary regional, national and international ceramic artists, as well as historical and architectural ceramics; classes and workshops for children and adults at all skill levels; studio space and grants for artists; and a sales gallery representing many top ceramic artists from the region and elsewhere. 

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, Minneapolis

This is the largest, most comprehensive book arts center in the nation, featuring displays of letterpress printing, bookbinding, papermaking and books as contemporary art forms.