Gale Family Library

345 W. Kellogg Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55102



Library Hours

Tuesday: 9 am-8 pm
Wednesday: 9 am-4 pm
Thursday: 9 am-4 pm
Friday: 9 am-4 pm
Saturday: 9 am-4 pm
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Holiday Hours


$6 per day

Using the Library

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Art Collection

44 The art collection of the Minnesota Historical Society contains more than 6,000 paintings, prints and drawings relating to Minnesota and its history.


Dating from the mid-19th century to the present, these artworks are informative, often beautiful interpretations of the people and places of the state. They range from traditional portraits and landscapes to abstract paintings and prints—an array of styles and subjects that interpret Minnesota in colorful and unexpected ways.


Searching the Collection

  • The Society's artworks can be searched in the Collections Online database.
  • To see original works of art from the Minnesota Historical Society's art collection, make an appointment with the curator of art.


Copy Services

Find information about the copy services available at the Society.


How to Donate

Donating items to the Society's collections.