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 Opening Reception for Joel Hansen
This Event Occurred in the Past.
The public is invited to the opening reception Saturday October 19, 7-9 pm.
Hansen’s studio environment becomes his muse for an exhibition of digital photography and printmaking
This exhibition of digital photography and printmaking by Joel Hansen opened October 10 and runs through October 26, 2019 in the Carnegie Art Center's Cook Gallery.
“A few years back I was gentrified out of a beloved apartment. This apartment was beloved as it was also my muse and subject matter of a sprawling 16 year project trying to find beauty in the minutiae of everyday living.
I had no idea, artistically, what I was going to do next.
Back roads were driven and streets were walked with camera in tow. My studio here at the Carnegie was visited but usually not for long and little in art making was accomplished.
It then occurred to me that the studio itself, as well as the building that houses it, could be approached photographically in a similar manner to my previous home project. Photos taken on drives and walks could serve as inspiration for prints made within the confines of a limited space.
What we have here is an exhibit largely about the Carnegie made at the Carnegie exhibited in the Carnegie.
Is that meta?”- Joel Hansen
Hansen earned a BFA in Printmaking and Photography and a MA in Printmaking from Minnesota State University, Mankato. He has exhibited his work in solo and juried exhibitions regionally with work in numerous private collections. Hansen has worked out of his private studio at the Carnegie Art Center for 25 years.
The Carnegie Art Center, Southern Minnesota's largest dedicated visual arts gallery, has provided arts experiences to our community and gallery opportunities for our local and regional artists since 1981.
Gallery and Gift Shop Hours October 10-26, 2019:
Wheelchair accessible with parking and elevator access in the back of the rotunda during open hours. Questions, please call 507-625-2730.
If you are interested in purchasing work from this exhibition... please contact our gallery staff.