Celebrating our 35th gallery season, the Carnegie Art Center, located in Mankato's Historic Carnegie Library is the region's largest dedicated visual arts gallery with rotating monthly exhibitions,artist studio rental space, education classes and a unique gift shop that connects the community to the work of local and regional artists. Our Gallery and Gift Shop hours: Thursday, 1-7 Friday, 1-4 Saturday, 11-5 The Carnegie is closed one week each month for gallery installation and January for building restoration projects. Beginning June 2016, handicap accessible construction.
CAC ARTISTS' OPENING RECEPTION: David Hyduke and Andrew Hellmund
This Event Occurred in the Past.
The public is invited to the artists' opening reception Saturday June 8, 7-9 pm for David Hyduke and Andrew Hellmund.
Two Generations--Two Metals: Some Mettle Required an exhibition of sculpture from Hyduke and Hellmund runs through June 22, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Rotunda and Fireplace Galleries.
“We are continually learning from each other and that forces us to explore and look at art from different perspectives, with new considerations in mind. In these bodies of work we both took on two metals: steel and bronze. Along the way we have continued to critique and push each other.”
David Hyduke works out of his foundry and studio in Kasota. His bronze sculptures often start in clay or wire frames, only to grow into resolved abstract works. David worked closely with GAC artist-in-residence Paul Granlund for many years. His work may be seen throughout the state, at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, the Metropolitan Medical Center in Minneapolis as well as the Anoka County Courthouse and Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter. He was the recipient of a 2018 Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council artist grant, with funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.
Andrew Hellmund is an internationally exhibited sculptor currently completing a Virginia A. Groot Artist-in-Residence at Gustavus Adolphus College. Born in Massachusetts, he completed his MFA in Sculpture under British master, Peter Hide at the University of Alberta (Canada) where he specialized in large abstract metal sculpture. His work can be found in public and private collections from Massachusetts to British Columbia.
The Carnegie Art Center is this region's largest dedicated visual arts gallery providing exhibition opportunities for artists and visual art experiences for our community. It offers a unique gift shop which connects the community to handcrafted work by 35 local artists and includes, bronze sculpture, wood work, handblown glass, jewelry, fiber, and paintings.
Wheelchair accessible with parking, ramp and elevator entrance located in the back of the Rotunda.
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours June 6-22, 2019: