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!

graphic asset
Fri., Aug. 15, 2014 – Sat., Dec. 31, 2016
MCAD
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., Aug. 29, 2014 – Sun., Sep. 21, 2014
Main and Concourse Galleries
The Wondrous, the Monstrous, and the Human: 2014 MCAD Faculty Biennial

Witness the sights, sounds, objects, and experiences that MCAD faculty conjure in their studios as well as in their classrooms.

Tue., Sep. 2, 2014
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 9/2

Information session for prospective students interested in the BFA and BSc undergraduate degree programs at MCAD.

Fri., Sep. 5, 2014 – Sun., Sep. 7, 2014
Whittier Gallery (2840 Grand Ave., Minneapolis)
Chrysalis Stage: Fall 2014 MFA Exhibition

This show features work by current MCAD graduate students and recent alumni.

Sun., Sep. 7, 2014
6:00 p.m.
MCAD Auditorium
Film Screening: Disruption

This film weaves together political intrigue, mind-blowing science, and an insider's view of the largest climate mobilization in history.

Mon., Sep. 15, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Vanessa Renwick

An artist by nature, not by stress of research, Vanessa Renwick puts scholars to rout by solving through nature's teaching problems that have fretted their trained minds.

Wed., Sep. 17, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Do Ho Suh

Do Ho Suh is an internationally renowned Korean artist whose work questions boundaries of identity and conventional notions of scale and space.

Sat., Sep. 20, 2014
2:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Experience MCAD Day 9/20

This information event is for prospective students interested in the BFA or BSc degree programs at MCAD.

Mon., Sep. 22, 2014 – Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
1st floor, outside Auditorium 150
Eron Rauch: Japonisme

A selection of photographs and sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Eron Rauch.

Tue., Sep. 23, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Nicholas Hanna

Nicholas Hanna investigates the sensation of wonder and the essential relationship between humans and technology.

Thu., Sep. 25, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Fri., Sep. 26, 2014 – Sun., Sep. 28, 2014
MCAD
Mechademia: Conference on Asian Popular Cultures 2014

Explore the global innovations and creative and cultural implications of Japanese anime and manga.

Fri., Sep. 26, 2014
7:00 p.m.
Main Gallery
Full Fashion Panic: Mechademia Fashion Show 2014

Featuring an array of notable fashion designers from around the country inspired by cosplay, manga, and anime.

Fri., Oct. 3, 2014 – Sun., Nov. 9, 2014
Main Gallery
2013/14 Jerome Fellowship Exhibition

Featuring Jerome Fellows Kjellgren Alkire, Pao Her, GraceMarie Keaton, Robin Schwartzman, and Nate Young

Fri., Oct. 3, 2014 – Sun., Oct. 19, 2014
Concourse and Emeritus Galleries
In Another Voice

Fourteen recent MFA graduates present work that calls attention to the subjective experiences of oneself and others. They draw upon, give form to, channel, capture, and imagine polyvocal worlds.

Fri., Oct. 3, 2014
6:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Evening @ MCAD: Prospective Adult Learner Informational Event 10/3

Preview your options as an adult learner. Learn more about graduate and professional programs, transfer options, and continuing education opportunities at MCAD.

Sat., Oct. 4, 2014
1:00 p.m.
The People’s Gallery: 2496 University Avenue, St. Paul, 55114
College Art Gallery Collaboration (CAGC) Fall Art Tour

Now in its eleventh year, this annual fall art tour brings together ten college art galleries in the Twin Cities.

Mon., Oct. 6, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Matthew Higgs

Since 1992 Higgs has organized more than 250 artists' projects and exhibitions and written for more than 50 publications and art magazines.

Tue., Oct. 7, 2014
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 10/7

Information session for prospective students interested in the BFA and BSc undergraduate degree programs at MCAD.

Sun., Oct. 12, 2014
10:00 a.m.
MCAD
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.

Thu., Oct. 16, 2014 – Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
MCAD Main Building
Day Off at MCAD during MEA Days: Undergraduate Degree Information Event

Prospective undergraduate students interested in the BFA or BSc degree programs at MCAD are invited to join us during MEA Days.

Thu., Oct. 16, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Sam Alden

Sam Alden is an American comic artist whose work has appeared in The Best American Comics and on Adventure Time.

Fri., Oct. 17, 2014 – Sat., Oct. 18, 2014
MCAD
Alumni Reunion

Revisit campus, relive old memories, and reconnect with classmates and faculty who have made a difference in your life.

Fri., Oct. 17, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Greg Hoffman

Greg Hoffman, the vice president of Global Brand Creative and Brand Experience for Nike, drives Nike’s mission of inspiring athletes everywhere around the world to reach their full potential.

Fri., Oct. 24, 2014
9:00 a.m.
Concourse Gallery
There Are No Foreign Lands

This exhibition highlights the changing perspectives of eight students who recently returned from trips to "foreign lands."

Tue., Nov. 4, 2014
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 11/4

Information session for prospective students interested in the BFA and BSc undergraduate degree programs at MCAD.

Sat., Nov. 15, 2014
2:00 p.m.
MCAD
Experience MCAD Day 11/15

This information event is for prospective students interested in the BFA or BSc degree programs at MCAD.

Thu., Nov. 20, 2014 – Sat., Nov. 22, 2014
All Galleries
MCAD Art Sale 2014

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.

Fri., Dec. 5, 2014
1:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Afternoon at MCAD 12/5

This scheduled college information session is for prospective undergraduate students interested specifically in the BFA or BSc degree programs.

Mon., Dec. 8, 2014
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Matthew Brandt

Born in California, Matthew Brandt's work is in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and J. Paul Getty Museum, among many others.

Tue., Dec. 9, 2014
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 12/9

Information session for prospective students interested in the BFA and BSc undergraduate degree programs at MCAD.

Wed., Dec. 10, 2014 – Fri., Dec. 19, 2014
All Galleries
Fall 2014 Senior Commencement Exhibition

Spotlighting the work of MCAD students graduating in the departments of fine arts, media arts, design, and entrepreneurial studies.

Fri., Dec. 12, 2014
4:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
MCAD Admissions MFA Open Studio Night 2014

Join the MCAD Admissions Office as you explore the MCAD experience of education in the master of fine arts (MFA) program.