This is book art.

A respected and dedicated champion of the field, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind. We celebrate the book as a vibrant contemporary art form that takes many shapes. Our mission is clear: to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form.

We invite you to experience all that MCBA has to offer.
Explore our artist programs, education offerings, and community programming through the menus above.


Current and upcoming events at MCBA:

 

MCBA goes On The Road

MCBA goes On The Road

MCBA hits the road this summer to bring book arts across Minnesota — register today!
Mankato: September 27 and October 4
Grand Marais: October 18-19
 

Working in partnership with local arts organizations throughout the state, MCBA On The Road shares the creativity and versatility of book arts with communities across Minnesota. Join us for this series of engaging hands-on classes designed for adults at all skill levels, and take your finished projects home with you to inspire future projects! Classes are only $20, and all supplies and materials are included.
 

View our On The Road page for class descriptions, sample photos, and details on how to register.

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XII

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XII

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XII

September 26 – November 30, 2014

Open Book Cowles Literary Commons
Opening reception
Tuesday, September 30; 6-9pm
 

Since 1985 the Jerome Foundation has helped MCBA help artists push the boundaries of contemporary book arts, by supporting the creation of new book works. This exhibition marks the culmination of the twelfth series of MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships, through which Minnesota artists of diverse disciplines — printers, papermakers, binders, painters, sculptors, poets, photographers, essayists and others — have created projects that “break the bindings” and redefine conventional notions of book form and content. Read more…

Spring 2015 Artist Residencies

Spring 2015 Artist Residencies

Spring 2015 Artist Residencies

Applications are now being accepted!

Deadline: Saturday, November 1, 2014
 

MCBA’s Artist-in-Residence (AIR) program is designed to support selected artists by providing financial and community resources, space, and access to equipment to assist in the creation and promotion of their work. Get more details about the program, including application guidelines and the online application portal, on our AIR page.