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John XXIII Gallery

Sacred art in all its forms

As our Mission states, The Basilica is commited to the celebration of the Sacred Arts, both acoustical and visual. To further this goal we established our Pope John XXIII Gallery in the Year of Jubilee 2000. Since then we have hosted numerous local, national and international artists for solo or group exhibitions.

Art exhibited has ranged from textiles, to wood, to canvas, to sculpture, to photography, to multi-media installations.

The content of the art is to be sacred, understood in the broad sense of the word. Some sacred art clearly tells the story of our faith or the faith of other religious traditions. Other art is sacred because, like religion itself it deals with our fundamental human questions.

For a reflection on one of the works of art that have been on exhibit in our Gallery go to Unlikely Pietá

If you yourself or someone you know would be interested in exhibiting in our Gallery please contact Kathy Dhaemers at 612.317.3438.

Gallery hours

Sundays: 7:30am–8:00pm

Saturdays: 10:00am–6:30pm

Other times by appointment.



Upcoming Events

noahs ark exhibit
Mar 24 to Apr 16
(All day)
Exhibition in John XXIII Gallery and Teresa of Calcutta HallJanuary 21 - April 16, 2017Imagined with a vast variety of living creatures parading into the ark two-by-two, the animals intrigue most...
Jun 1 to Jul 29
(All day)
The Basilica of Saint Mary with support of The Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Minnesota and North Dakota Chapter, will host an exclusive exhibit of The Vatican Swiss Guard. The exhibit...