Westminster Gallery

Come for the Art, Stay for the Grace.

The Westminster Gallery exhibits and collects religious and secular art representing diverse ethnic and cultural traditions. We feature art from the Westminster collection, private collections, and from regional and nationally known artists who demonstrate the connection between art and how it informs our faith. The church has a long history of collecting and incorporating art into both worship and daily life. The Westminster Gallery opened in 2002.


Dr. Rodney Allen Schwartz
Director, The Westminster Gallery and Archive

Current Exhibition

The Art of Belonging

August 1 – November 21, 2021

The Art of Belonging features art made by Westminster members as well as art from the Westminster Collection.

This exhibition explores the theme of how we belong to God, to the creation, and to one another. The artists illuminate how we find sacred space in our relationships and how this brings us together as communities throughout our lives. Learn more (pdf).

About the Collection

The Westminster Collection includes diverse historic and contemporary art from numerous ethnic and cultural sources. The Martha Spencer Rogers Crèche Collection includes nearly 200 crèches from around the world and presents the Christ child as belonging to each community. There are several dozen additional crèches and a growing collection of Noah’s Arks also on permanent view.

Minnesota’s premier sculptor, Paul T. Granlund, is well represented with the beautiful “The Birth of Freedom” and numerous models throughout the building. The collection also includes paintings by He Qi, serigraphs by John August Swanson, linocut prints by Robert Hodgell, katazome prints by Sadao Watanabe, and much more.

© Westminster Presbyterian Church | 2021