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.

 

All-ages fun with Fluxus Ruckus!

All-ages fun with Fluxus Ruckus!

We hope you will join us for…
Fluxus Ruckus All Ages Open House

Saturday, April 19; 10am–4pm

throughout MCBA’s studios and gallery
 

All are welcome to this day of fun and exploration! Help re-create classic Fluxus performances and make cool stuff like do-it-yourself bookmaking, hands-on letterpress printing, a paparazzi photo booth, and rubber stamping with your feet!
 

Plus, check out the exhibitions Fluxjob, Scored and Fluxbox — a feast for the senses and tons of opportunity to interact, perform, and generate a creative hubbub. Let the Fluxus Ruckus begin!

Papercut!

Papercut!

The expressive artistry of papercraft is a cornerstone of the book arts. This spring, MCBA is pleased to join with the American Swedish Institute (ASI) in celebrating the long-standing Nordic tradition of papercutting (or “psaligraphy”) through Papercut! — a series of programs centering around an extraordinary exhibition of work by Danish-Norwegian paper artist Karen Bit Vejle. Read more…

Fluxjob

Fluxjob

Fluxjob: Purging the World of Bourgeoisie Sickness Since 1963

February 7 – July 6, 2014

MCBA Main Gallery
 

In the 1960s, George Maciunas urged a small group of artists to purge the world of bourgeois sickness and dead art. The result was Fluxus, a non-movement that expanded the definitions of what art can be. Fluxjob is an exploration of contemporary artists who continue to create interdisciplinary anti-art that is ephemeral, inexpensive, and interactive. Read more…