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Museums and Exhibits

2nd Floor Galleria | AAW Gallery of Wood ArtHORA – Romanian Americans | Landmark Gallery | North Gallery | Public Art | RCHS Gallery & Research Center | Schubert Club Museum | Uncle Sam Worked Here

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, visiting hours are reduced to Wednesday-Friday & Sunday, 12-4 pm

Public Art: The Permanent Collection of Landmark Center

Landmark Center is undisputedly an architectural work of art – inside and out. Since its reopening in 1978 as a cultural center, it has acquired an impressive collection of art that is on display for the public viewing, at no cost to visitors. Each week, will be adding another piece from our collection to this web page, along with links to learn more about the artists, the art forms, and art projects that will allow you to create your own art in the spirit of these amazing artists.


Landmark Center North Gallery

“Uncle Sam’s New Deal”

Photo: Minnesota Historical Society

During the Great Depression, New Deal programs brought relief to America’s poor and helped stabilize its economy. As the Federal Building for the Upper Midwest, many of the New Deal programs for the state of Minnesota were run out of the offices in Landmark Center. The “Uncle Sam’s New Deal” exhibit illuminates the federal government’s role in reviving Minnesota communities 70 years ago. The exhibit will be on display in Landmark Center’s North Gallery from March 11 – April 25. This exhibit was created in 2011 by Minnesota Landmarks in partnership with the Minnesota Historical Society. It was developed with support from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.


2nd Floor Galleria

“A Bowl Full of Peace” – Nagasaki Remembered Exhibition, Extended through January 31, 2021 online only.

Award-winning Minnesota author Caren Stelson tells the true story of the family of Sachiko Yasui, and their experience in days, years, and decades that followed the WWII bombing of her home of Nagasaki, Japan. This moving tale conveys the sadness and hope that Sachiko carries with her – even today.

Explore more about this moving book by visiting Caren Stelson’s website or the “A Bowl Full of Peace” exhibit page.


Heritage Organization of Romanian Americans In Minnesota

Visit the HORA Romanian American Cultural Center in room 319. This is a place where Romanian heritage, crafts, history, language and music is showcased as an integral part of Minnesota’s diverse cultural landscape. Ask about the ongoing activities for children, youth, adults and elderly. HORA’s mission is to bring people together, raise public awareness and create a stronger Romanian American community and a stronger Minnesota.


American Association of Woodturners Gallery of Wood Art

The Gallery of Wood Art offers an often surprising and always engaging view of contemporary works created in wood and also features educational exhibits, a display of vintage lathes, and a gallery gift store offering turned items, books and DVDs.

Hours: Tuesday – Friday: 11 am – 4 pm; Sunday: 12 pm – 3 pm

(Group tours available)


Landmark Gallery

“A Landmark Reclaimed: From Federal Building to Community Icon” in the Landmark Gallery, a permanent exhibition located on the lower level of Landmark Center. The exhibit chronicles the history of Landmark Center and the people who made it the community icon it is today.

Hours: Open during building hours


Ramsey County Historical Society Gallery

Hours: Open during building hours (please visit the Landmark Center website for current information about building hours). Research Center Hours as of July 13, 2020:  By appointment on Thursdays: 11 am to 4 pm

Exhibit programs are free and open to the public. Get more information at their web site: www.rchs.com

Mary Livingston Griggs & Mary Griggs Burke Research Center

The Research Center contains non-circulating collections documenting the history of Ramsey County and St. Paul. The collection contains books, periodicals, city directories, maps, photographs, personal papers, business and organization records, architectural information and materials on clubs, schools, and churches. Located in the lower level of Landmark Center.


Schubert Club Museum

The Schubert Club Museum’s 4,500-square-foot space is located on the 2nd floor.  Guests will be introduced to The Schubert Club Museum by an interpretive guide in this orientation space. They will also encounter a massive sculpture of instruments upon their entry.

The Schubert Club Museum is undergoing a significant redesign. To accommodate construction, as of March 17, 2020, the Schubert Club Museum will be closed through the summer. Watch for Grand Re-opening details to be announced.


Uncle Sam Worked Here

A self-guided, interactive interpretive exhibit that gives visitors a glimpse into the life of Landmark Center as the Federal Building from 1902 to 1974: federal courts, wartime activities, Prohibition and gangsters, immigration and citizenship, and more.

  • Learn more about the exhibit, click here.
  • Schedule a school tour or guided tour, email here.
  • View our video and interactive online program, click here. (Adobe Flash Player needed to run interactive.)

Hours: Open during building hours