Katherine E. Nash Gallery

Yellow images of Regis Center for Art building facade above "20th Anniversary" and "Works by Faculty & Staff" on two-tone red background

September 12 - December 9, 2023
Regis Center for Art 20th Anniversary Exhibition:
Works by Faculty & Staff

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the Regis Center for Art, this exhibition showcases the talent and diverse practices of the Department of Art's current regular faculty, lecturers, visiting fellows, and staff. Artists in the exhibition include Jonathan Aller, Christine Baeumler, Leslie Barlow, Emma Beatrez, Rolf Belgum, Melissa Cooke Benson, D’Angelo Christian, Sean Connaughty, Chotsani Elaine Dean, Stephanie DeArmond, Fidencio Fifield-Perez, Emily Fritze, Isa Gagarin, Jim Gubernick, Monica Moses Haller, Christopher E. Harrison,  Karen Haselmann, Jim Hittinger, Pao Houa Her, Sam Hoolihan, Regina Hopingardner, Teréz Iacovino, Chris Larson, Amanda Lee, Paul Linden, Lynn Lukkas, Howard Oransky, Alonzo Pantoja, Lynda Pavek, Lamar Peterson, Sonja Peterson, Thalia Drori Ramirez, Emmett Ramstad, Kimberlee Joy Roth, Sarah Sampedro, Kristen Sanders, Christopher Selleck, Christina Schmid, Jenny Schmid, Mark Schoening, Robin Schwartzman, Paul Shambroom, Lila Shull, Caitlin Skaalrud, Caroline Houdek Solomon, Rotem Tamir, Meng Tang, Erika Terwilliger, Priya Thoresen, Diane Willow, Russ White, Tetsuya Yamada, Marcus Young 楊墨, and Mathew Zefeldt.

20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, September 28
5:00 - 8:00 PM

The University of Minnesota Department of Art invites you to join them in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Regis Center for Art. First opened in the fall of 2003, the Regis Center spans two buildings full of cutting-edge facilities, beautiful galleries, and wonderful artwork. Coinciding with Homecoming Weekend, this Celebration will include: exhibition receptions; food & music; an art supply raffle for current students; a foundry pour; a sound art installation; a custom-built mini-golf hole; and more! Stay tuned for more details.

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery spans 5,000 square feet for the presentation of exhibitions and related programming that engage with a wide range of artists, scholars, and collaborative partners.

Regis Center for Art (East)
405 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Public Hours
Tuesday - Saturday, 11 am – 5 pm

Contact Us

Parking & Public Transit
Learn more about the parking options below:
21st Avenue South ramp
5th Street South lot
19th Avenue South ramp

The Gallery is accessible via Metro Transit buses and light rail lines. For your best route, visit Metro Transit Trip Planner.

Regis Center for Art is accessible to visitors who use mobility devices or prefer to avoid stairs. Service animals are welcome in the gallery.

A fully accessible, gender neutral restroom is available on the 2nd floor of the Regis Center for Art (West). To access this restroom, take the elevator to the 2nd floor and proceed across the skyway towards Regis West. As you exit the skyway the restroom will be directly across from you. Fully accessible gendered restrooms are located directly to the left hand side when exiting the gallery on the first floor of Regis Center for Art (East).

Large bags and backpacks must be left at the gallery front desk with the attendant. In order to protect the art, no food or drink is allowed in the gallery.

January 16 - March 16, 2024
Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers

The history of visual art and design by Native Americans predates the arrival of Europeans by thousands of years. Seven thousand years ago, in southern Minnesota, Native people created the treasure trove of 5,000 images now known as the Jeffers Petroglyphs. Some of the designs appear in Dakota hide paintings. Included in the National Register of Historic Places and managed by the Minnesota Historical Society, the site is revered by Arapaho, Cheyenne, Dakota, Iowa, and Ojibwe people. In our time, contemporary American Indian artists are creating work in every known painting medium, from oil on canvas to street murals made with aerosol spray paints. Their choice of subjects and content is equally diverse, drawing on a wide variety of sources including traditional, historical, contemporary, and conceptual genres.

Dreaming Our Futures: Ojibwe and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ Artists and Knowledge Keepers features work in a wide variety of painting media and esthetic approaches by 29 artists, including Frank Big Bear, David Bradley, Awanigiizhik Bruce, Andrea Carlson, Avis Charley, Fern Cloud, Michelle Defoe, Jim Denomie, Patrick DesJarlait, Sam English, Carl Gawboy, Joe Geshick, Sylvia Houle, Oscar Howe, Waŋblí Mayášleča (Francis J. Yellow, Jr.), George Morrison, Steven Premo, Rabbett Before Horses Strickland, Cole Redhorse Taylor, Roy Thomas, Jonathan Thunder, Thomasina TopBear, Moira Villiard, Kathleen Wall, Star Wallowing Bull, Dyani White Hawk, Bobby Dues Wilson, Leah H. Yellowbird and Holly Young.

The exhibition premiers at the Katherine E. Nash Gallery at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (January – March), then travels to the Rochester Art Center (April – July) and continues to the Tweed Museum of Art at the University of Minnesota, Duluth (September – December). The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will publish a fully illustrated exhibition catalogue with critical essays by several prominent Native American scholars. The catalogue will be distributed worldwide by University of Minnesota Press.

Dreaming Our Futures is curated by Brenda J. Child, Northrop Professor of American Studies and Howard Oransky, Director of the Katherine E. Nash Gallery. Dreaming Our Futures is co-sponsored by the Department of American Studies, the Department of American Indian Studies, the Department of Art History, the Office for Public Engagement, the Associate Dean for Arts and Humanities, the Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and the Senior Advisor to the President for Native American Affairs at the University of Minnesota. Support has been provided by the Terra Foundation for American Art, the Henry Luce Foundation, the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, and the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts.

May 2 - 13, 2023
Heart of the Matter (BFA Thesis)

March 28 - April 15, 2023
lineage (MFA Thesis)

January 17 - March 18, 2023
A Tender Spirit, A Vital Form: Arlene Burke-Morgan & Clarence Morgan

September 13 - December 10, 2022
A Picture Gallery of the Soul

January 21 - March 28, 2020
The Beginning of Everything

September 10 – December 7, 2019
Queer Forms

September 15, 2015 - January 27, 2019
Covered in Time and History: The Films of Ana Mendieta 
Katherine E. Nash Gallery | September 15 - December 12, 2015
NSU Art Museum | February 28 - July 3, 2016
BAMPFA | November 9, 2016 - January 15, 2017
Bildmuseet | June 18, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Martin-Gropius-Bau | April 20 - July 22, 2018
Jeu de Paume | October 16, 2018 - January 27, 2019

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts

We believe the visual arts have the capacity to interpret, critique, and expand on all of human experience. Our engagement with the visual arts helps us to discover who we are and understand our relationships to each other and society.

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery will be a center of discourse on the practice of visual art and its relationship to culture and community — a place where we examine our assumptions about the past and suggest possibilities for the future.

The Nash Gallery will play an indispensable role in the educational development of students, faculty, staff, and the community.

Professor Katherine "Katy" E. Nash (1910–1982), a faculty member of the Department of Art from 1961–1976, proposed that the Student Union create a university art gallery. Founded in 1979, the gallery moved to its current location in the Regis Center for Art in 2003. Learn more about the remarkable life and work of Professor Nash.