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
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.

Mon., Jan. 19, 2015 – Tue., Jan. 27, 2015
Emeritus Room
One Two Three: Photographic Work from MFA Students

Please join members of MCAD's MFA program as they present a selection of new photographic work.

Tue., Jan. 20, 2015 – Fri., Feb. 13, 2015
Concourse Gallery
Afterimage: Life After the Death of Photography

This exhibition highlights artists who are practicing historic photographic processes in this increasingly digital age.

Tue., Jan. 20, 2015 – Sun., Mar. 1, 2015
Main Gallery
Beyond the Buzz: New Forms, Realities, and Environments in Digital Fabrication

This exhibition showcases how digital fabrication methods have changed the means and forms of art production.

Fri., Jan. 23, 2015 – Sun., Feb. 8, 2015
Gallery 148
MAKER MEETS MADE

An in-depth exploration of MFA candidate Preston Drum’s decade-long commitment to painting on old photographs, junk mail, and scraps of paper.

Thu., Jan. 29, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Auditorium 150
Spring 2015 MFA Thesis Proposal Presentations

Please join us for this year’s spring 2015 master of fine arts thesis proposal presentations.

Fri., Feb. 6, 2015
1:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Afternoon at MCAD 2/06

Learn about MCAD's undergraduate programs.

Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Sam Green

Sam Green is a documentary filmmaker based in San Francisco and New York.

Tue., Feb. 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Thu., Feb. 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 2/12

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs by signing up for a live webinar!

Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Michael Rees, Beyond the Buzz

Please join us at this artist talk featuring Michael Rees.

Mon., Feb. 16, 2015
7:30 p.m.
Los Angeles
Alumni Gathering: Los Angeles

MCAD alumni are invited to join host Bill Rude ’96 for a gathering at his home.

Tue., Feb. 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 2/17

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

Fri., Feb. 20, 2015 – Sun., Mar. 15, 2015
Concourse Gallery
Recollection: Shadow to Matter

This group exhibition features eight artists who have created new work based on interviews with family and friends.

Tue., Feb. 24, 2015
12:00 p.m.
MCAD
Works in Progress: Thomas Pope

This professional screenwriter has written for Francis Coppola, Ridley Scott, Barry Levinson, Penny Marshall, Frank Oz, Robert Redford, and many others.

Fri., Mar. 6, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Alissia Melka-Teichroew

Alissia Melka-Teichroew has been developing her own designs since graduating and has worked at design consultancy IDEO and at Puma International.

Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Kara Lynch

Video, sound, and performance artist Kara Lynch has received several awards for her work, including from the Planet Out/ifilm Short Movie Award in 2000 and the New York Foundation for the Arts and New York State Council.

Tue., Mar. 10, 2015
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Thu., Mar. 12, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 3/12

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs by signing up for a live webinar!

Fri., Mar. 13, 2015 – Sun., Apr. 19, 2015
Main Gallery
Made at MCAD 2015

Annual juried student exhibition

Fri., Mar. 13, 2015
1:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Afternoon at MCAD 3/13

Learn about MCAD's undergraduate programs.

Fri., Mar. 13, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Concourse Gallery
Recollection: Shadow to Matter: Reception

Join us at the reception for this exhibition that features eight artists who created new works based on interviews with family and friends.

Fri., Mar. 13, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Main Gallery
Made at MCAD 2015: Reception

Join us for the reception of this annual juried exhibition.

Tue., Mar. 17, 2015
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tue., Mar. 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 3/17

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

Fri., Mar. 20, 2015 – Sun., Apr. 19, 2015
Concourse Gallery
Jetlag: MCAD International Student Exhibition

This group show features the work of international students at MCAD.

Sat., Mar. 21, 2015
9:00 a.m.
MCAD Main Building
MCAD Admitted Student Campus Visit Day 3/21

MCAD is hosting this campus visit day for all undergraduate admitted students.

Sat., Mar. 21, 2015
6:00 p.m.
MCAD
Lars Mason Scholarship Fund Benefit

Alumni are invited to join us for this event honoring Lars Mason, director of academic services and cofounder of the MCAD Art Sale, in advance of his retirement this spring.

Tue., Apr. 7, 2015
12:00 p.m.
Auditorium 140
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Gudrun Lock

Gudrun Lock’s work addresses themes of garbage, waste and the body. She often uses found materials and relies on the narrative form as a mechanism for disseminating her ideas.

Tue., Apr. 14, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 140
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Allan Kohl

Art historian Allan T. Kohl has taught courses in the history of ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art.

Tue., Apr. 14, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 4/14

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

Thu., Apr. 16, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 4/16

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs by signing up for a live webinar!

Fri., Apr. 17, 2015
6:00 p.m.
Concourse Gallery
Jetlag: Reception

Join us for the reception for this group show, which features the work of international students at MCAD.

Sat., Apr. 25, 2015
2:00 p.m.
MCAD
Experience MCAD Day 4/25

This dual information event is for prospective students interested in the undergraduate degree and the post-baccalaureate programs at MCAD.

Tue., Apr. 28, 2015
1:00 p.m.
Auditorium 150
Visiting-Artist Lecture: Susan Lowdermilk

Susan Lowdermilk’s books and prints explore the idea that familiar things are memory triggers and place holders, reflecting our lives and culture, representing our individual stories.

Sat., May 16, 2015
12:00 a.m.
Children's Theatre Company
Spring 2015 Commencement Ceremony

Join the class of May 2015 as they celebrate the completion of their degrees.

Tue., May 19, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 5/19

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs by signing up for a live webinar!

Tue., May 26, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Arts, 5/26

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

Fri., May 29, 2015
5:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
The Auction at MCAD

For one thrilling evening, mingle with fellow art connoisseurs and collectors as you bid, buy, and collect fine art and other select works by top MCAD alumni and faculty.