Remembering Clinton Morrison

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design community of faculty, students, alumni, staff, and supporters recognize with sadness and deep respect, the passing of Clinton Morrison.

Clint served the board of the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts or the college since 1951. In an elegant treatise in the early 1950s, it was Clint who envisioned transforming the Minneapolis School of Fine Art into a fully accredited college of higher learning. Since then, the college has attracted world-renowned visiting artists and speakers including Oskar Kokoschka, Josef Albers, Christo, Joseph Beuys, Milton Glaser, Claes Oldenburg, and Roman Polanski.

His family helped establish the college at its present site with the funding to build the iconic Julia Morrison Memorial Building. Throughout his life he was a tireless advocate for the college and a great advisor to seven MCAD presidents. Even in his mid-90s Clint continued to attend trustee meetings with regularity and last year the trustees and college celebrated Clint's many contributions during a special tribute that was part of the college's 125th anniversary celebration.

He will be greatly missed by the entire MCAD community.

Clint's obituary ran in the Sept. 9 edition of the Star Tribune.