About the Gallery

The Katherine E. Nash Gallery is a 5,000 square foot research laboratory for the practice and interpretation of the visual arts that presents exhibitions of local, regional, and international artists, as well as public programs and cultural events.

Planning Your Visit
Gallery hours are 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM | Tuesday – Saturday
Closed Sundays, Mondays, national holidays, and during winter and spring breaks.

We are located in Regis Center for Art (East) at 405 21st Avenue South Minneapolis, MN 55455
Questions? Contact the Nash Gallery front desk at (612) 624-7530 or email artdept@umn.edu

We are accessible via Metro Transit Blue and Green lines and bus routes 2 and 7. Parking is available nearby on the street at the 21st Avenue South ramp5th Street South lot, and 19th Avenue South ramp; hourly or event rates apply. These parking locations and the Regis Center for Art are wheelchair-accessible. Exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

Mission
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. We strive to 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.

History
Professor Katherine "Katy" E. Nash (1910–1982), a member of the Department of Art faculty from 1961–1976, proposed that the University of Minnesota Student Unions provide space and staffing for a university art gallery. The gallery bearing her name was founded in 1979. Originally located on the lower concourse of Willey Hall, the Minnesota Student Unions supervised the Nash Gallery until 1992 when the Department of Art assumed administration of the space. In the fall of 2003, the gallery moved to its current location in the Regis Center for Art. Learn more about Katy Nash here.