The Grand Tour
The 4 Pillars Gallery, with major funding from the New Ulm Area Foundation, is located on the second floor and holds about ten art show exhibits each year. The Grand and New Ulm Area Foundation offices are also located on the second floor. This is also where we conduct many of our classes, including music lessons in our music studio and art classes in the Citizens Bank Arts Education Area.
The third floor still has the original doors and layout from 1899. The former sleeping rooms have been converted into studios for artists and several of the rooms were combined to create a modern one-bedroom apartment and a separate two room sleeping studio. Both are available for artists-in-residence, visiting teaching artists, as well as overnight guests via Airbnb.
Because after two fires the thrifty Germans utilized the foundation from the original structure, much of the basement dates back to the 1850’s. The newest addition to The Grand Center for Arts and Culture is a letterpress & printmaking studio in the basement, appropriately named The Cellar Press. This area is used for our artist-in-residence program, and for classes and demonstrations of these ancient art forms.