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.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Westminster Presbyterian Church building is closed, including access to the Westminster Gallery. The windows of Westminster Hall have been turned into a window gallery, rotating art from the Westminster Collection. The exhibitions are viewable from the Nicollet Mall side of the church.

We await the day when we can gather together in our historic downtown Minneapolis building again. However, until then we recognize the need to put safety first. For more information about the building re-opening plan, visit our COVID-19 Updates page.


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

Current Exhibition

Recent Acquisitions

April 19, 2021

This window exhibition visible from the Nicollet Mall side of the church features new art, rarely seen art, and things newly framed for the Westminster Collection.

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