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.

 

1978

1978

1978

An all-night artmaking happening presented in coordination with Northern Spark

Saturday and Sunday, June 14-15; 9:00pm through 5:30am
 

Join us for 1978 — a true Happening filled with mirror balls, disco music, hands-on screen printing, blacklight paper marbling, and letterpress printing! Work with guest artists to pull an Andy Warhol-inspired screen print, experiment with glow-in-the-dark marbling, and print your own copy of MCBA’s Northern Spark zine. Read more…

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…