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 ARTIST'S OPENING RECEPTION: Rachel James
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The public is invited to the artist's opening reception Saturday July 13, 7-9 pm for Rachel James.
Chthulucene an installation exhibition, runs through July 27, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Fireplace Gallery.
“I am interested in gender, myths and folklore and how these cultural constructs affect the way people interact with nature. In this new body of work, I use my knowledge of forageable plants to create work about edible and medicinal herbs and fungi and their links to women’s struggles past and present.”
Rachel James is originally from a small town in Southeast Kansas. She lives in the country near St. Peter with partner, Josh Winkler. Rachel studied printmaking at the University of Kansas (BFA) and the University of Minnesota (MFA.) She teaches printmaking, painting and drawing as an instructor at area colleges and art centers.
James was the recipient of a 2018 Artist Career Development Grant provided by the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council from funds provided by the McKnight Foundation.
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 July 11-27, 2019: