Regis West Gallery

The Department's MFA Program housed in the Regis Center for Art

Closed for Installation

The Gallery is currently closed for installation and will reopen Tuesday, September 12 at 11:00 AM.

Upcoming Exhibition

Regis Center for Art 20th Anniversary: Works by MFA and BFA Students
September 12 - October 7, 2023

The Department of Art at the University of Minnesota is proud to celebrate the Regis Center for Art's 20th Anniversary with a series of three simultaneous exhibitions across the Katherine E. Nash, Quarter, and Regis West galleries. Check back soon for more information.

Regis West Gallery spans two floors for the presentation of student exhibitions and community partnerships.

Closed for Installation
The Gallery will reopen September 12 at 11:00 AM.

Location & Hours
Regis Center for Art (West)
418 21st Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Access the gallery via the Regis Center for Art main entrance. Plan to call upon arrival if the entrance is locked: 612-624-7530.

Tuesday and Friday, 11 am – 5 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 11 am – 7 pm
Saturday, 11 am – 3 pm

Contact Us
Gallery Attendant Desk

Administrative Office

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. As you exit the elevator the restroom will be on the right hand side. Fully accessible gendered restrooms are located on the first floor of Regis West near the front entrance of the building.

The Gallery is currently closed for installation and will reopen September 12 at 11:00 AM.

September 12 - October 7, 2023
Regis Center for Art 20th Anniversary: Works by MFA and BFA Students

The Department of Art annually hosts the Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards (MSAA) exhibition, in partnership with the Art Educators of Minnesota (AEM) and the Weisman Art Museum (WAM). The presentation of the MSAA exhibition at the Regis West Gallery, and awards ceremony at WAM, demonstrates the high level of achievement by art students in Minnesota, and the exceptional academic resources at the University of Minnesota for the study, practice, presentation, and interpretation of the visual arts. This collaboration with the AEM is emblematic of the University’s commitment to furthering the educational and artistic opportunities for young people in Minnesota. The exhibition features hundreds of artworks by high school students spanning the Regis West Gallery's two floors.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest-running, most prestigious competition, and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. The Awards program was created in 1923 by Maurice R. "Robbie" Robinson, founder of Scholastic Corporation, and has been administered by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers since 1994. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates, and many others. It offers recognition in 27 diverse categories including animation, architecture, dramatic script, fashion, painting, photography, poetry, sculpture, and video games. The Awards are open to all students in grades 7 through 12 from public, private, and home schools throughout the U.S. (and its territories), as well as American-run schools abroad and community programs serving eligible student populations.

The Alliance for Young Artists and Writers gives out over a quarter of a million dollars in scholarships to top award-winning creative teens to help fund their continued education. The Scholastic Art Awards are also recognized by the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design, a consortium of leading art and design colleges in the United States, as an effective way for artistic students to develop successful portfolios for college admission.