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The CEG Museum reopened to visitors on January 20, 2021. Due to the COVID-19, capacity will be limited to 5 visitors per tour, so anticipate a new and more personal experience with the work of Charles E. Gagnon during this time. Please practice common courtesy and follow health guidelines by wearing your own medical mask and gloves while on museum property. ​

Welcome to the Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden! The home and studio provides a tranquil environment for you to enjoy beautiful examples of Chuck's figurative sculpture. Guided by his wife, Arlyn, you will experience the sculptor's home as he knew it. The former dining room and Peace Gallery display uplifting sculptures, and the West Gallery overlooks the Enlargement Studio. On the lower level, you will see the progression of Gagnon's sculpture through the Legacy Display and East Gallery. From May 15 through October 15, you are also encouraged to walk through our Sculpture Garden. The museum welcomes all to heal and experience art through sculpture. 

Tours are available BY ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY. Click on the link to schedule your visit today!


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Tribute to Hong Wang

1957 - 2021


This tribute is written in honor of Hong Wang, with fond memories of a special friendship inspired by the String Quartet. Hong performed a beautiful Bach concert on his cello at the Grand Opening of the Gagnon Museum in 2018. During his performance, an eagle circled in the sky above him. It was also Hong, his wife Yuna, and their family who first discovered the sleeping fawn in the flowerbed at the front gate. Thank you, Hong, for sharing your brilliance as a cellist with us. You brought beauty to our lives through your gift of music. May you rest in peace. 

Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Open for Scheduled Tours Wednesday - Saturday, 10 - 11:30 a.m. 2 - 3:30 p.m. & Sunday 2 - 3:30 p.m. 

By online registration only | Closed on Major Holidays | Garden open May 15 - October 15

2500 4th Street SW Rochester, MN 55902 | (507) 282-5202

Charles E. Gagnon Museum & Sculpture Garden is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Donations are tax deductible as allowable by law. © 2020

Re-use is permitted under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License (CC-BY-SA), version 3.0.

Hong Wang rehearsing for Museum Grand Opening, 2018