The Gordon Parks Gallery ascribes to a multi-faceted mission: to support the arts curriculum and cultural activities of Metropolitan State University and to preserve the legacy of the 20th century multi-media artist Gordon Parks. As an academic venue, the gallery is committed to providing educational opportunities for adult learners through internships, student exhibitions and related programming. As a civic venue, the gallery is dedicated to exposing Minnesotans to the life and work of Gordon Parks through youth and community outreach programs. Gordon Parks Gallery is dedicated to showing the work of various subjects, media, forms and content by diverse artists, including emerging and established artists of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.


The Gordon Parks Gallery is located on the third floor of the Library and Learning Center on Metropolitan State's Saint Paul campus at 645 East Seventh Street.

Gallery Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday - Saturday: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
No Friday hours during summer months.

Contact Information

Phone: 651-793-1631

To request accommodations for a disability, call the Center for Accessibility Resources at 651-793-1540 or 651-772-7687 (TTY)

Current Gordon Parks Gallery Exhibit:

Student Salon 2018

Alexander Tough as Pearls

Marcia Alexander, Tough as Pearls, watercolors

Reception: 5 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, March 22

Show dates: March 27 - April 12, 2018

From functional ceramics to watercolor portraits, this exhibit surveys the diverse form and content explored in class and beyond. Visual artists include: Marcia Alexander, Ellen Antonova, Daniel Blees, Tanner Chergosky, Chelsea Engen, Kimberly Niosi, and Tiana Wright.