Immediately next to the Mayo Civic Center is the Rochester Art Center. Begun in the mid-1940s, the original home of the RAC was actually in one of the unused rooms of the old Rochester Public Library building, but it’s current home was constructed in 2004 where visitors can overlook the Zumbro River.
Focusing on contemporary art, current installations are an interactive educational space by Eamon O’Kane, watercolor geometrics by Keren Kroul, and the Burnt Matchstick sculpture Karl Unnasch. Also currently featured is an exhibition entitled Locavore which helps to feature local and regional artists.
Visiting hours are 10a-9p on Thursday, and 10a-5p on Friday.