MCAD News


Blind Contour by Olivia

Transfer students come to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from locations across the state, the nation, and the entire world bringing many different perspectives and skills along with them—adding tremendous value to the university. First-year transfer student Olivia Saleh shares her story.

Mystery Spot Books, run by Chad Rutter, is co-hosting the event

Join several MCADians at Visual Literacy, a one-day sale of artist publications from collectives and artists around the Twin Cites.

Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide by Robert Marbury

Join Taxidermy Art: A Rogue's Guide author Robert Marbury ’04 tomorrow for a book signing and discussion of taxidermy art.

Jenna in New York City

The day Jenna graduated from MCAD is the day she received keys to her new apartment in Brooklyn. This essay about post-graduation life is written by recent alum Jenna Ballinger.

A print by Hend al-Mansour, courtesy of hendalmansour.com

Hand al-Mansour ’02, MFA, is featured in the exhibition The Great Mother of Islam at the Catherine G. Murphy Gallery.

A piece by Julie Sirek in Truth Telling

Julie Sirek ’10 is featured in the upcoming exhibition Truth Telling.

Eat Street Minneapolis

Eat Street has become a top Minneapolis destination with over 50 unique, authentic eating and shopping establishments. Whatever you're looking for, Eat Street is sure to leave a pleasurable impression.

Gathering at the Dinner Table, 2011, by Amy Sands

Faculty member Amy Sands is featured in Highpoint Center for Printmaking's exhibition Prints on Ice.

WOLVES OF SUMMER artwork by Andrew Herbst

A few alumni need your help to fund WOLVES OF SUMMER: The Complete Collection on Kickstarter.

Entrepreneurial Studies Blog

At a recent Town Hall, entrepreneurial studies and advertising students launched a brand-new blog highlighting student and alumni accomplishments.

Image courtesy of natashapestich.com

Faculty member Natasha Pestich will be part of an upcoming conversation held at the University of Minnesota.

The conversation will explore the relationship between institutions, community art, and socially engaged practices. All are invited to be a part of this event, and provocative questions are welcome!

Student Hanan Rddad

Student Hanan Rddad talks about her experience studying at the California College of the Arts for a semester through the AICAD Mobility Program.

Photograph by Angela Strassheim

Angela Strassheim ’95 is showcasing new photography in her latest exhibition Project Atrium.

Greta McLain's bridge art on Franklin Avenue

Residents of the Twin Cities won't have to go far to see the fabulous work of Greta McLain ’12, MFA.

Endless Fantasy, 2013, by Graham Judd. Courtesy of www.gjuddart.com

Graham Judd ’11, MFA, will be in the exhibition The Places Between at the Phipps Center for the Arts. 

Ellen, Abigail, and Liz attend Experience MCAD Day

Experience MCAD Day is a reoccurring event that gives potential students a chance to see what MCAD is all about.

Shawn McCann will teach people how to illustrate children’s books this Saturday

Shawn McCann ’02 will be hosting a children's book illustration workshop this weekend.

“We’ll make our own little wordless dummy books where they’ll have to convey a story without the benefit of words. I’ll show them the structure of how a children’s book is put together, from the illustration side, go into a bit of character development, dealing with book covers and I’ll bring lots of different samples of books I’ve done.” -McCann

Lisa Goldson Armstrong is a CMO Rising Star Winner

Lisa Goldson Armstrong ’04 was chosen as one of this year's CMO Rising Star winners.

The CMO Rising Star award recognizes marketing executives that excel in their field and have less than ten years of marketing executive experience.

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Art Sale Couple

On November 22, the last day of MCAD's yearly Art Sale, we chatted with customers about what they were buying and why.

Ziemke's greeting card for the contest

Current student Hannah Ziemke wants your vote!
She has entered a design in the 8th Annual Create-A-Greeting-Card Scholarship Contest.

Miranda Rensch ’09 is featured in Cosmopolitan's article How to Make Six Figures

Miranda Rensch ’09 is one of five women featured in Cosmopolitan's article "How to Make Six Figures in Five Years."

In the article, Rensch discusses her time in MCAD's entrepreneurial studies program, as well as how her integrity and work ethic allowed her to quickly climb to high-paying positions and pay off her student loans within three years of graduating.

"[At MCAD] we didn't just learn to make websites by making fake ones, we were put into small teams and then work with a real client. I was able to put real-world projects and software experience on my resume before I had entered the workforce officially."

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Lars Mason, co-founder of the MCAD Art Sale

It’s the time of year for one of MCAD’s biggest annual events, the MCAD Art Sale. As everyone is bustling around preparing work for the sale, Lars Mason, co-founder of the sale, took time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the event's origins, how it works, and why it’s so great for students.

Gone the Sun, 2014, By Raina Belleau

Raina Belleau ’11 will be presenting work in Re-Collecting the Lost Museum: Curious Afterlives of Natural History Specimens at the Morbid Anatomy Museum.

Excerpt from Tyler Page's November 10 comic for NaNoWriMo

Staff member and alum Tyler Page recently worked with Blurb.com to create a series of comics relating to National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).