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  • Playing With Words  MCBA Main Gallery On view May 11th – July 28, 2019 Free and open to the public Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents Playing With Words, an exhibition of broadsides in collaboration with the Loft Literary Centers first annual WordPlay, Minnesota’s largest celebration of readers, writers and great books. MCBA has commissioned 14 printers to create an edition of broadsides by playing with the words of a poet selected by the Loft Literary Center. A large sheet of pape…
  • Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story MCBA Main Gallery On view February 8, 2019 – April 28, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, MARCH 29; 6-9PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Minnesota Center for Book Arts presents Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story, an exhibition that brings together ceramics and contemporary book arts, provoking new perspectives and challenge existing traditions. Chronicled in Clay is presented in conjunction with Claytopia, the National Co…
  • Jody Williams is the winner of the 2019 Minnesota Book Artist Award for her new book entitled For Now. Sponsored by Lerner Publishing Group, this annual award is presented as part of the Minnesota Book Awards with the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA), and recognizes a Minnesota book artist or book artist collaborative group for excellence of a new artistic work. Winners also show demonstrated proficiency and quality in the book arts through three pieces of supporting previous work, as well…
  • Join us for a free, all-ages Open House! Tour our studios and check out hands-on book arts activities including letterpress printed postcards, suminagashi valentines, and heart-shaped pop-up cards. Come in from the February cold and get smitten with book arts! MCBA’s new Executive Director, Elysa Voshell, will provide brief remarks at 11am, and Outlook Gallery artist Nooshin Hakim Javadi will present on her work at 1pm in the Flexi Space. Nooshin Hakim Javadi is a sculpture and performance…
  • raw Open Book Cowles Literary Commons On view December 14, 2018 – February 3, 2019 OPENING RECEPTION THURSDAY, JANUARY 10; 6-8PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Please join us in celebrating MCBA’s Artist Cooperative at their annual exhibition, raw: a journey of discovery from material to realization. This exhibition explores the intersection of ideas, objects, and emotions, featuring work by 11 co-op members: Wendy Fernstrum, Georgia A. Greeley, Marvel Grégoire, Karen Kinoshita, Monica Ed…
  •   Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is currently accepting applications for a full-time Development and Events Manager. This position works with staff leadership and the Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive development program to secure financial resources for MCBA. This position plans and implements an individual giving and membership program, and provides coordination for special events, grants, communications, and data management to support MCBA’s ongoing growth and strateg…
  • New Editions celebrates and fosters the collection of book art. From chapbooks and zines, to broadsides, artist’s books, and fine press editions, this two-day event features over 130 original works available for viewing and purchase. New Editions includes something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices. Join us for one or both of the following events! New Editions Public Sale Saturday, December 1, 10am-4pm Free and…
  • New Editions celebrates and fosters the collection of book art. From chapbooks and zines, to broadsides, artist’s books, and fine press editions, this two-day event features over 130 original works available for viewing and purchase. New Editions includes something for everyone, from the most seasoned collector to the newest enthusiast, with items at a wide variety of prices. Join us for one or both of the following events! New Editions Preview Night Friday, November 30, 6-9pm; Artist Pan…
  • MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fellowships Series XIV On view November 3, 2018 – January 27, 2019 MCBA Main Gallery OPENING RECEPTION FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9; 6-8PM FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Celebrate the newest exhibition of the MCBA/Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowships Series! Experience the exciting new work of this year’s recipients: printmaker and book artist Cathy Ryan; artist Ioana Stoian; paper maker and social practice artist Peng Wu; and installation artist Jammo Xu. Cathy Ryan’s …
  • Quilt, Not Quilt: The Afterlife Open Book Cowles Literary Commons On view October 12 – December 2, 2018 Opening Reception Wednesday, October 17; 6-8pm Artist talk, poetry reading, and special viewing at 7pm Free and open to the public Quilt, Not Quilt: The Afterlife features twelve artists who have repurposed tattered quilts into new forms such as paper, poetry, and broadsides. The participating artists contemplated connections to the original quilts and their makers, focusing on craftsma…