Past exhibitions and events

  It’s Alive!

It’s Alive!

It’s Alive!
August 5, 2016 – October 31, 2016

Opening reception Friday, August 5; 6-9pm
  Book Arts Certificate Program, annual exhibition

Book Arts Certificate Program, annual exhibition

Book Arts Certificate Program, annual exhibition
May 13, 2016 – July 10, 2016

Opening reception: June 21; 5-8pm
  Collected Voices: 30 Years of Quatrefoil Library

Collected Voices: 30 Years of Quatrefoil Library

Collected Voices: 30 Years of Quatrefoil Library
June 24, 2016 – October 16, 2016

  The New/Old Multiplicity

The New/Old Multiplicity

The New/Old Multiplicity:
Introducing the S. Helmes and W. Gaglione Rubber Stamp Archive
April 15, 2016 – June 12, 2016

Opening reception: April 15; 6-8pm; remarks at 7pm
  2016 Minnesota Book Artist Award

2016 Minnesota Book Artist Award

2016 Minnesota Book Artist Award: Works by Wendy Fernstrum
February 19, 2016 – April 11, 2016
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

Opening reception Friday, February 19; 5:30pm – 7:30pm
  MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series V
November 6, 2015 – February 19, 2016

Opening reception Friday, November 6; 6-9pm
  Light Sensitive: Photogravure Books and Prints

Light Sensitive: Photogravure Books and Prints

Light Sensitive: Photogravure Books and Prints
January 15, 2016 – May 1, 2016

Opening reception: February 12; 5:30-7:30pm
  The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi

The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi

 

The River: Memory and Metaphor on the Mississippi
March 4, 2016 – July 10, 2016

Opening reception: March, 4; 6-9pm
  Exceptional: Handmade Paper Beyond Substrate

Exceptional: Handmade Paper Beyond Substrate

Exceptional: Handmade Paper Beyond Substrate
October 23, 2015 – February 7, 2016

Opening reception Friday, October 23; 6-9pm
  Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole 3: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community
August 14 – October 25, 2015

Opening reception Friday, August 14; 6-9pm
  The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book

The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book

The Contained Narrative: Defining the Contemporary Artist’s Book
April 8 – July 26, 2015
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

Presented in coordination with Book Art Biennial 2015
Closing reception Friday, July 24; 6-9pm as part of the Book Arts Art Crawl
  Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected

Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected

Reader’s Art: Concealed, Confined and Collected
May 8 – July 26, 2015

Closing reception Friday, July 24; 6-9pm as part of the Book Arts Art Crawl
  InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books

InsideOUT: Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books

InsideOUT:
Contemporary Bindings of Private Press Books
January 9 – March 28, 2015
 
Greg Campbell Fine Binding
January 9 – March 28, 2015
 

  Plainly Spoken: Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter

Plainly Spoken: Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter

Plainly Spoken:
The Guild of Book Workers Midwest Chapter
2013-2014 Juried Traveling Exhibit
January 9 – April 26, 2015
 

  Niki Havekost: Ligatures

Niki Havekost: Ligatures

Niki Havekost: Ligatures
January 9 – March 28, 2015
Outlook Gallery

  2015 Minnesota Book Artist Award

2015 Minnesota Book Artist Award

2015 Minnesota Book Artist Award:
Harriet Bart, Philip Gallo, Jill Jevne
December 13, 2014 – January 25, 2015
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

  One Book, Many Vessels

One Book, Many Vessels

One Book, Many Vessels
October 31, 2014 – January 18, 2015
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XII

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XII

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XII
September 30 – November 30, 2014
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

  New Work by The MCBA Artist Cooperative

New Work by The MCBA Artist Cooperative

The MCBA Artist Cooperative
May 16 – July 20, 2014
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  Fluxjob

Fluxjob

Fluxjob: Purging the World of Bourgeoisie Sickness Since 1963
February 7 – July 6, 2014
MCBA Main Gallery

  Scored and Fluxbox

Scored and Fluxbox

Scored and Fluxbox
March 14 – July 27, 2014
Open Book Lobby Gallery

Presented in coordination with Fluxjob
  50 Years / 50 Objects

50 Years / 50 Objects

50 Years / 50 Objects
April 11 – August 10, 2014
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

Presented in coordination with Fluxjob
  MCBA presents ‘1978’ at Northern Spark

MCBA presents ‘1978’ at Northern Spark

1978
An all-night art-making happening, presented in coordination with Northern Spark
Saturday, June 14, 9:01pm
through Sunday, June 15, 5:30am

Presented in coordination with Fluxjob
  Papercut!

Papercut!

Papercut!
A celebration of papercraft in partnership with the American Swedish Institute

  Hand to Hand: Handmade Items from Master to Apprentice

Hand to Hand: Handmade Items from Master to Apprentice

Hand to Hand: Handmade Items from Master to Apprentice
Student Work from the MCBA Certificate Program
March 24 – May 4, 2014
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  Fred Hagstrom: 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Fred Hagstrom: 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award

Fred Hagstrom: 2014 Minnesota Book Artist Award
January 24 – March 30, 2014
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

  Two Generations: Mother & Child

Two Generations: Mother & Child

Two Generations: Mother & Child
Jeanne L. Bendtsen and Georgia A. Greeley
January 17 – March 9, 2014
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series IV

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series IV

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series IV
November 8, 2013 – January 12, 2014
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  ReAlphabet Revisited

ReAlphabet Revisited

ReAlphabet Revisited
November 15, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  New Work by Nate Christopherson

New Work by Nate Christopherson

New Work by Nate Christopherson
November 1, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  RelationSlips: Richard Stephens with Amoreena “Amo” Tarvas

RelationSlips: Richard Stephens with Amoreena “Amo” Tarvas

RelationSlips: Richard Stephens with Amoreena “Amo” Tarvas
October 25, 2013 – January 5, 2014
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  Wonderland Revisited

Wonderland Revisited

Wonderland Revisited
October 18 – December 15, 2013

  Lewis Koch: Bomber, a chance unwinding

Lewis Koch: Bomber, a chance unwinding

Lewis Koch: Bomber, a chance unwinding
August 16 – November 9, 2013
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  Parts of a Whole: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole: New Work from MCBA’s Artist Community
August 16 – October 20, 2013

  Marvel Gregoire: Nature’s Quintet

Marvel Gregoire: Nature’s Quintet

Marvel Gregoire: Nature’s Quintet
August 16 – October 13, 2013
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative

Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative

Directed: The Intersection of Book, Film and Visual Narrative
May 17 – August 4, 2013

  Flip Off

Flip Off

Flip Off
May 17 – July 28, 2013

Presented in coordination with Directed
  11 down, 25 across: Work by MCBA Interns

11 down, 25 across: Work by MCBA Interns

11 down, 25 across: Work by MCBA Interns
May 3 – June 2, 2013
Lerner Bindery Gallery

  Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos

Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos

Stellar: Book Art and the Cosmos
January 25 – May 5, 2013

  Wood Engravers’ Network Relief Engraving

Wood Engravers’ Network Relief Engraving

Wood Engravers’ Network Relief Engraving
November 16 – January 6, 2013

  MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XI

MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XI

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XI
November 2, 2012 – January 13, 2013
Opening reception Friday, November 2; 6-9pm

  Thomas Rose and Wilber H. Schilling

Thomas Rose and Wilber H. Schilling

Thomas Rose and Wilber H. Schilling
August 10 – October 21, 2012
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  The Collaborative Work of Harriet Bart

The Collaborative Work of Harriet Bart

The Collaborative Work of Harriet Bart
August 10 – November 4, 2012
Open Book Cowles Literary Commons

  The Manulua Project

The Manulua Project

The Manulua Project
July 28 – November 4, 2012
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  Wishes for the Sky

Wishes for the Sky

Wishes for the Sky
May 19 – July 29, 2012

  Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts

Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts

Shin Jidai: Contemporary Japanese Book and Paper Arts
May 19 – July 15, 2012

  The Bridge: East Asian Brush Painting

The Bridge: East Asian Brush Painting

The Bridge: East Asian Brush Painting
April 4 – July 15, 2012

  Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of The Center for Book Arts

Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of The Center for Book Arts

Multiple, Limited, Unique: Selections from the Permanent Collection of The Center for Book Arts
February 3- April 29, 2012

  MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series III

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series III

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series III
November 4, 2011 – January 29, 2011

  To Life: A Day of the Dead Celebration

To Life: A Day of the Dead Celebration

To Life: A Day of the Dead Celebration
September 16 – November 6, 2011
Open Book Lobby

  Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art

Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art

Fine and Dirty: Contemporary Letterpress Art
July 8 – October 16, 2011
Star Tribune Foundation Galllery

  Whisper – Jiyoung Chung’s Joomchi

Whisper – Jiyoung Chung’s Joomchi

Whisper – Jiyoung Chung’s Joomchi
May 6 – June 24, 2011
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Diegetic: Broadsides and books by MC Hyland and Double-Cross Press

Diegetic: Broadsides and books by MC Hyland and Double-Cross Press

Diegetic: Broadsides and books by MC Hyland and Double-Cross Press
May-June 2011
MCBA Lerner Bindery Gallery

  Parts of a Whole: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Community

Parts of a Whole: New Work by MCBA’s Artist Community
February 18 – April 24, 2011

  Jerome Fellowship Series X

Jerome Fellowship Series X

Jerome Fellowship Series X
November 12, 2010 – February 6, 2011
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Prints: Now in 3-D!

Prints: Now in 3-D!

Prints: Now In 3-D!
July 9 – October 31, 2010
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Jeff Millikan: The Insect Manuscripts

Jeff Millikan: The Insect Manuscripts

Jeff Millikan: The Insect Manuscripts
May 1 – June 20, 2010

  Quantified Aesthetics

Quantified Aesthetics

Quantified Aesthetics
March 12 – June 18, 2010

  Moly-X: An International Moleskine Sketchbook Exchange

Moly-X: An International Moleskine Sketchbook Exchange

Moly-X: An International Moleskine Sketchbook Exchange
January 21, 2010 – March 6, 2011
Reception: Friday, February 18, 6-9pm

  MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series II

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series II

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series II
November 20, 2009 – February 21, 2010

  None of the Above

None of the Above

None of the Above
August 28 – November 8, 2009
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Independent Variables: Contemporary Zine Publications

Independent Variables: Contemporary Zine Publications

Independent Variables: Contemporary Zine Publications
July 1– September 7, 2009
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  Marking Time: Guild of Book Workers

Marking Time: Guild of Book Workers

Marking Time: the Guild of Book Workers
May 15 – August 15, 2009

  Reflections

Reflections

Reflections
March 20 – May 3, 2009

  Front Back & Between

Front Back & Between

Front Back & Between
January 23 – March 8, 2009

  MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series IX

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series IX

MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series IX
October 3, 2008 – January 10, 2009
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Face the Nation

Face the Nation

Face the Nation
July 12 – September 21, 2008

 

  HERE: An Exhibition of Book Art and Works on Paper by GLBT Minnesota Artists

HERE: An Exhibition of Book Art and Works on Paper by GLBT Minnesota Artists

HERE: An Exhibition of Book Art and Works on Paper by GLBT Minnesota Artists
May 10 – June 29, 2008
Cowles Literary Commons

  Black/White [and Read]

Black/White [and Read]

Black/White [and Read]
April 19 – June 21, 2008

  Situations

Situations

Situations
January 26 through April 6, 2008

  Altered Books

Altered Books

Altered Books
January 18 – March 29, 2008

  BOOK: UNLEARNED

BOOK: UNLEARNED

BOOK: UNLEARNED
MCBA / Jerome Book Arts Mentorship Series I
October 13, 2007 – January 5, 2008
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  We, Too, Are Book Artists

We, Too, Are Book Artists

We, Too, Are Book Artists
July 21 – September 22, 2007
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Road Trip: A Cross-Country Artist Exchange

Road Trip: A Cross-Country Artist Exchange

Road Trip: A Cross-Country Artist Exchange
May 12 – July 10, 2007

  Found in Translation

Found in Translation

Found in Translation
January 27 – April 28, 2007
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Dia de los Muertos Postcard Competition

Dia de los Muertos Postcard Competition

Dia de los Muertos Postcard Competition
September 19 – November 12, 2006
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  Beyond Words: The Collectable Book

Beyond Words: The Collectable Book

Beyond Words: The Collectable Book
July 22 – October 21, 2006
Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Ignited: Winning Designs and Wonderful Words

Ignited: Winning Designs and Wonderful Words

Ignited: Winning Designs and Wonderful Words
May 18 – July 8, 2006

  Dafatir

Dafatir

Dafatir
February 17 – March 11, 2006
Open Book Lobby Gallery

  Plane & Form: Contemporary Handmade Paper

Plane & Form: Contemporary Handmade Paper

Plane & Form: Contemporary Handmade Paper
December 3, 2005 – February 25, 2006

  Bookish

Bookish

Bookish
July 16 – September 17, 2005
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Artists’ Books: No Reading Required

Artists’ Books: No Reading Required

Artists’ Books: No Reading Required
August 28 – November 6, 2004
MCBA Star Tribune Foundation Gallery

  Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba’s Ediciones Vigía

Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba’s Ediciones Vigía

Wrapped Words: Handmade Books from Cuba’s Ediciones Vigía
April 20 – May 31, 2002