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.

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.

Thu., Aug. 27, 2015 – Sun., Sep. 13, 2015
Gallery 148
Black Bile

A study of pre-modern medicinal practices from around the world.

Fri., Aug. 28, 2015 – Sun., Aug. 30, 2015
Whittier Studios
The Meeting Waters

Uniting artists from disparate sources, this show explores the possibilities of physical and psychological spaces in flux.

Tue., Sep. 1, 2015
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 9/1

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

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.

Tue., Sep. 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 9/15

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs during this live webinar!

Fri., Sep. 18, 2015
9:00 a.m.
Concourse Gallery
Bridging the Silence: A Project Connecting Across Cultures

Inviting viewers to see through the eyes of young Somali Muslims living in the Twin Cities

Sat., Sep. 19, 2015
2:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Experience MCAD Day 9/19

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

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
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.

Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Fine Arts, 10/1

Learn more about MCAD's master of fine arts program during this live webinar!

Fri., Oct. 2, 2015 – Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Main Gallery
2014/15 Jerome Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition

Featuring Miranda Brandon, Regan Golden-McNerney, Jess Hirsch, Sieng Lee, and Jason Ramey.

Tue., Oct. 6, 2015
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 10/6

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

Sun., Oct. 11, 2015
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.

Tue., Oct. 13, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 10/13

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs during this live webinar!

Thu., Oct. 15, 2015 – Fri., Oct. 16, 2015
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.

Fri., Oct. 16, 2015 – Sun., Nov. 8, 2015
Concourse Gallery
Look Here: Making the Invisible Visible in Sustainable Art and Design

Exhibition in conjunction with the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education conference.

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. 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Fine Arts, 11/3

Learn more about MCAD's master of fine arts program during this live webinar!

Tue., Nov. 3, 2015
7:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 11/3

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

Sat., Nov. 7, 2015
2:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Experience MCAD Day 11/7

You are invited to visit the Minneapolis College of Art and Design!

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!

Tue., Nov. 17, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 11/17

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs during this 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.

Thu., Dec. 3, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Fine Arts, 12/3

Learn more about MCAD's master of fine arts program during this live webinar!

Fri., Dec. 4, 2015
1:00 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Afternoon at MCAD 12/4

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

Tue., Dec. 8, 2015
6:30 p.m.
MCAD Main Building
Tuesday at MCAD: Prospective Transfer and Adult Student Informational Event 12/8

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

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!

Tue., Dec. 15, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, 12/15

Learn more about MCAD's post-baccalaureate certificate programs during this live webinar!

Tue., Jan. 5, 2016
7:00 p.m.
Online
Webinar: Master of Fine Arts, 1/5

Learn more about MCAD's master of fine arts program during this live webinar!