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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is pleased to be presenting a solo exhibition featuring the work of renowned comic artist Jaime Hernandez. Although it has been more than three decades since Jaime and his brothers Gilbert and Mario published their first issue of Love and Rockets, the appeal of this revolutionary indie comic has not abated.

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) and The McKnight Foundation are proud to present an exhibition of new work by the recipients of the 2012/13 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Visual Artists: Jim Denomie of Shafer, MN, and Chris Larson, Ruben Nusz, and Natasha Pestich of the Twin Cities.

Published: Wednesday, July 10, 2013Read 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. Presenting a variety of disciplines including: information graphics, painting comics, animation, illustration, sculpture, and graphic design, the exhibition will feature work by 23 artists and designers. This exhibition is the result of a two-year interdisciplinary journey of intensive research and studio practice. Whether you're interested in contemporary regional painting or database-driven information systems, this exhibition will push boundaries into new ideas and visual structures.

Published: Thursday, April 18, 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 by 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.

To learn more about CVA's closing, please visit the school’s website at http://www.cva.edu/media/

Published: Wednesday, January 16, 2013Read More


The MCAD Annual Report 2010/11 (PDF) is now available.

Published: Thursday, February 9, 2012Read More


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The Minneapolis College of Art and Design, a non-profit, four-year college will mark its 125th anniversary in a series of events held during the 2011–12 academic year.

Published: Monday, August 15, 2011Read More