About Carnegie Art Center

A long-standing Mankato art gallery, The Carnegie Art Center has been exhibiting local artwork for over 36 years. Rotating exhibits include paintings, woodworking, sculpture, and more, all by local artists.

In addition to housing artist studios, the building also hosts a gift shop where visitors can buy the work of local artists.

Built in 1902, the art center was originally the Mankato Public Library and Reading Room with funding provided by Andrew Carnegie. It was designed and built by the same contractor, J. B. Nelson & Co., who erected Union Depot located a few blocks away.

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Hours

  • Sunday-Wednesday: Closed
  • Thursday: 1 pm – 7 pm
  • Friday: 1 pm – 4 pm
  • Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm

Location

120 S Broad St, Mankato