Alumni Gatherings

The MCAD Alumni Association Board of Directors invites you to join us at these great alumni gatherings in the Twin Cities area and elsewhere. Events hosted by our alumni association range from local networking happy hours and mentorship programs to large scale reunions. We also hold a number of alumni gatherings around the country each year.

Alumni events are listed on the events calendar and on the alumni Facebook page. We hope you join us!

Have an idea for an alumni event in your community? Email us—we would love to hear from you!

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Fri., Aug. 15, 2014 – Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
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Visit MCAD's Campus!

The best way to see our amazing facilities and to get a sense of the exceptional quality of education we offer is to visit us here in Minneapolis.

Fri., July 24, 2015 – Sun., Sep. 20, 2015
Main Gallery
The Book In Extremis

Numerous MCAD faculty members embrace and push the boundaries of what a book is and can be.

Fri., Aug. 7, 2015 – Fri., Sep. 11, 2015
MCAD Second Floor Galleries
Pierre/Feuille/Ciseaux

Featuring work by twenty international comic artists produced during a week-long experimental comics residency-laboratory at MCAD.

Wed., Aug. 19, 2015 – Thu., Aug. 20, 2015
MCAD
Fall 2015 International Student Orientation

This orientation is in addition to the required orientation for all students in your program.

Sat., Aug. 22, 2015 – Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
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Fall 2015 Undergraduate Orientation

New students: Meet future classmates, get answers to your questions, and get acquainted with campus before fall semester.

Tue., Sep. 8, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Andrea Dezsö

Andrea Dezsö is a visual artist who works across a broad range of media including drawing, painting, artist’s books, embroidery, cut paper, animation, sculpture, site-specific installation and public art.

Mon., Sep. 21, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Dan Lund

Dan Lund has been an animator at Walt Disney Animation Studios since 1989.

Tue., Sep. 22, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 9/22

Learn more about the master of arts in sustainable design program by signing up for a live webinar!

Fri., Sep. 25, 2015 – Sun., Sep. 27, 2015
MCAD
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Mechademia

This internationally recognized three-day conference explores the global innovations and creative and cultural implications of Japanese anime and manga.

Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Sharon L. Butler

Since 2007, Sharon Butler has published the influential art blog Two Coats of Paint.

Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
10:00 a.m.
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National Portfolio Day at MCAD

Bring your portfolio of artwork and have it reviewed by more than 30 accredited colleges and universities from around the United States and Canada. Free and open to the public.

Tue., Oct. 20, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 10/20

Learn more about the master of arts in sustainable design program by signing up for a live webinar!

Mon., Nov. 2, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Lauren McCarthy

McCarthy's work explores the structures and systems of social interactions, identity, and self-representation, as well as technology's role in these interactions.

Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 11/17

Learn more about the master of arts in sustainable design program by signing up for a live webinar!

Thu., Nov. 19, 2015 – Sat., Nov. 21, 2015
All Galleries
MCAD Art Sale 2015

Held every year the weekend before Thanksgiving, the MCAD Art Sale is your chance to buy one-of-a-kind art created by students and recent graduates at unbeatable prices.

Art Sale Main Page

Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 12/8

Learn more about the master of arts in sustainable design program by signing up for a live webinar!