Petting Zoo

From a curious cat to a frisky ferret, MCAD's Pet Petting Zoo was filled with every cuddly creature you could imagine.

Last week we hosted MCAD’s nineteenth annual Partners in Scholarship Luncheon. Our speaker​s,​ donor​ ​Carl Jones, president of​ ​Anchor Bank​; alum Shawn McCann​ '02​; and current student​ Leigh Luna; articulately made the​ ​case for supporting students at MCAD.

Work by Nicholas Van Gorp

MCAD furniture seniors Colin Corrado and Nicholas Van Gorp have both been selected as 2015 Windgate Fellowship Award winners.​

Superman #11 Cover by Dan Jurgens ’81 (pencils) and Norm Rapmund (inks)

MCAD is one of the few schools in the nation to offer a major in comic art, which, according to the article Comic Book Heroes Not Hiding in the Shadows Anymore on the Record, is an industry that is growing.


It's not just a photographer's playground, anyone can learn how to use the darkroom!

Photo by Christopher Selleck, courtesy of

MFA student Christopher Selleck's work has been selected to be a part of the summer long outdoor arts program Made Here.

Jamie Owens models a necklace from his show Post-Yolo

Join Jamie Owens ’13 to commemorate a new body of visual art. In a brand new collection of work, Owens playfully scrutinizes various endemic socio-economic problems perpetuated within late-stage capitalism.

Jay Coogan, Leigh Luna, Shawn McCann

A day where scholarship donors and recipients get to meet each other face-to-face.

Postcard for April Showers Bring Rainbows

Alissa McCourt ’14, MFA, Sreekishen Nair ’14, MFA, Dani Wagner ’13, MFA, and faculty member Amy DiGennaro are featured in April Showers Bring Rainbows.

A Japonisme vase

On March 27, faculty member Jessica M. Dandona, PhD, participated in the annual conference of the Midwest Art History Society, held in Minneapolis.


Have you ever wanted to venture on a safari? MCAD senior Mercedes Knapp invites you to wander through the MIA's diverse collection on her Microsafari expedition.

Still from Britni West's Tired Moonlight

Several MCADians will be showing works in the 34th Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, which opens this Friday.

Dawn Beacon working with a student

Dawn Beacon ’95 recently spent a morning creating art with Stone Creek Charter School students.

Hyper Vigilant by Shirl Chouinard, courtesy of

The Winona State University CLASP Lecture Series is hosting Violence Against Women and Children: A Challenge for Sustainable Human Development with Shirl Chouinard ’93 tonight.

PowerPlays by Rachel Knoll

Rachel Knoll ’13 is working with designer Meredith Oberg ’13 on a new Kickstarter campaign and would love your support!

Work from AOV6 at the Soap Factory

Faculty member Daniel Dean is featured in the exhibition Art(ists) on the Verge (AOV6) at the Soap Factory.

Ascher Studio

Read on for an exclusive tour of fine arts studio major Ascher Sinkkonen's studio!

Vintage Milwaukee bus passes

Faculty member Kindra Murphy is featured in the article Farewell to Milwaukee's Classic, Hand-Crafted Bus Passes on CityLab.

George Morrison

One of the many exciting places to visit around the Twin Cities is the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul. The center is a huge building located just on the outskirts of downtown, and within view of the massive St. Paul Cathedral.

Posting for New Appropriations, presented by Triple Canopy and Revolver

Faculty member Lara Rodriguez will speak during this year's Association of Writers Conference.

Window by Jaron Childs

Former student Jaron Childs is featured in the exhibition How to Make a World.

Ken Sakurai with the 2015 Summit Prohibition Repeal Poster

Ken Sakurai ’98 designed the latest Summit Prohibition Repeal poster for Summit Beer.

Faculty member Ed Charbonneau and his studio mate Jeremy Szopinski worked with Hastings High School art students and their teacher to paint and design the school's new mural.

Work by Song Yer Thao

We Are Hmong Minnesota, an exhibition currently on view at the Minnesota History Center, involves Sieng Lee ’14, MFA, Song Yer Thao '11, MFA, and Pao Houa Her ’09.

Professor Emeritus Ruth Voights

Professor Emeritus Ruth Voights will be a guest speaker at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for CreativeMornings/Minneapolis.