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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 and the Jerome Foundation are pleased to present an exhibition of new work by recipients of the 2012/13 Jerome Foundation Fellowships for Emerging Artists: Susannah Bielak, Amanda Hankerson, Michael Hoyt, Melissa Loop, and Lauren Roche.

Published: Friday, October 11, 2013Read More

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to participate in the marriage event for same-sex couples at the Minneapolis City Hall on August 1, 2013. Mayor R.T. Rybak will preside over the first official weddings and celebrate in the enactment of civil marriage equality in Minnesota. As part of this community celebration, MCAD students, alumni, and faculty have designed commemorative serigraphs to mark the occasion.

Published: Wednesday, July 24, 2013Read More

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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, already nationally known for hosting the largest college art sale in America, takes the next step and inaugurates an art auction. Featured works by distinguished alumni, faculty, and friends from the past several decades will be auctioned with proceeds supporting the MCAD Scholarship Fund.

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013Read More

The MCAD community is saddened to learn of the closing of the College of Visual Arts (CVA). For the past eighty-nine years, MCAD and CVA have been neighbors and colleagues, with both institutions committed to providing students with an art and design education grounded in the liberal arts. CVA’s closure is a loss for the Twin Cities’ art and design community.

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013Read More