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Christie’s Signs on as a Lead Sponsor and Auctioneer

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), already nationally known for hosting the largest college art sale in America, announces The Auction at MCAD, now in its third year.

Published: Thursday, April 16, 2015Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to present the culminating exhibition of graduating master of fine arts candidates.

Published: Thursday, April 16, 2015Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is pleased to announce new scholarships for qualifying Whittier families to participate in MCAD’s Summer Youth Programs. Free classes for 15–30 children living in the Whittier neighborhood will be available through these new scholarship funds. The Whittier Alliance’s Youth Micro Grant program has generously provided funding for this opportunity.

Published: Monday, March 9, 2015Read More


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Advances in 3D printing have been creating quite the buzz recently, with the ability to print items as varied as edible chocolate and concrete houses becoming a reality. But how does all the hype and excitement relate to the visual arts, where artists are still using centuries-old, if not millennia-old, techniques and materials to convey their ideas?

Published: Tuesday, January 20, 2015Read More


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Minneapolis voters casting their ballots in Ward 10, Precinct 9 in Tuesday’s general election will have the opportunity to see how a team of young designers is working to make the polling place more user-friendly.

Published: Monday, November 3, 2014Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) announces its seventeenth annual art sale. This one-of-a-kind art sale, held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, presents art for all tastes.

Published: Friday, October 24, 2014Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) is pleased to present Chrysalis Stage, the upcoming 2014 Master of Fine Arts Fall Exhibition at Whittier Gallery.

Published: Thursday, July 24, 2014Read More


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This internationally recognized three-day conference explores the global innovations and creative and cultural implications of Japanese anime and manga. The session combines the vibrancy of fan practices, the fashion show, and anime screenings with the presentations and discussions of academic papers, resulting in an enriching and unique experience.

Published: Wednesday, July 23, 2014Read More


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This dusk-to-dawn urban art festival takes place in five connected zones of Minneapolis. We invite you to come along for a nocturnal adventure where together we’ll project the city we aspire to be with our actions, voices, ideas, and technologies. MCAD is looking forward to participating in Northern Spark, the Twin Cities’ fourth annual all-night arts festival. The MCAD/MIA campus will once again be a major hub from dusk until dawn.

Published: Monday, June 2, 2014Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and the McKnight Foundation are proud to announce the eight recipients of the 2014/15 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists: David Bowen of Duluth, Sam Gould, Alexa Horochowski, Michael Hoyt, Alison Malone, Lamar Peterson, Joe Smith, and Tetsuya Yamada, all of the Twin Cities.

Published: Thursday, May 29, 2014Read More