Arts Center of St. Peter — “Inner Necessities,” Kay Herbst Helms’ photographs of the hands, faces and places of artists and musicians from south central Minnesota through March 30 at 315 S. Minnesota Ave., St. Peter. Reception 2-4 p.m. March 23. Hours: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Blue Earth County Historical Society’s Heritage Center — Works from the BECHS art collection this month at 415 Cherry St., Mankato. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Blue Earth County Library, Mankato — Mankato Quilters Club items featured in displays this month at 100 E. Main St. Exhibit may be viewed during library hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.
Carnegie Art Center — Works by David Alan Olson and Pam Bidelman through March 22 at 120 S. Broad St. Reception for Olson's "Hold Still" and Bidelman's "Retrospective" 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Hours 1-7 p.m. Thursday, 1-4 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Centennial Student Union Gallery — American Institute of Graphic Arts Student Chapter Show through March 19 in the lower level of Centennial Student Union at Minnesota State University. Hours: Open during student union hours.
Emy Frentz Gallery — “Image and the Word” exhibition through March 19 at 523 S. Second St. Hours: Noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 4-8 p.m. Thursday.
Hillstrom Museum of Art — Concurrent exhibits of works by Minna Citron (1896-1991) and Peggy Bacon (1895-1987) through April 17 at Gustavus Adolphus, St. Peter. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
North Mankato Taylor Library — Works from Water Art Seminar and Contest created by high school students this month at 1001 Belgrade Ave. Exhibit may be viewed during library hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.