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  • Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) seeks art for inclusion in Chronicled in Clay: Ceramics and the Art of the Story, a juried exhibition that examines how contemporary artists express narratives in clay through text, imagery, multiples, and sequence. Chronicled in Clay is presented in conjunction with Claytopia, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts’ (NCECA) 53rd Annual Conference, which explores “the human imagination as a vehicle of restless yearning for a more liva…
  • You're invited to the opening reception of Formation! This new exhibition explores the meaning of the word “formation” as interpreted by members of the New York-based Guild of Book Workers. The 51 jury-selected works both honor the Guild’s legacy and celebrate contemporary forms of book art. MCBA is the first stop on Formation’s nationwide tour, and we’re kicking things off with an opening reception on Friday, June 22. The event runs from 6-8 pm, including a brief artist talk. Free and…
  • A Museum without Glass -- Tour HMML with MCBA Friday, July 20, 2018; 8am-5:30pm $77 members/$85 non-members Join us for a special day-long tour of the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) at Saint John’s Abbey and University. Experience original folios from The Saint John’s Bible and explore rare printed books and manuscripts from the HMML collection. Join others in the MCBA community for this unique chance to engage with these incredible works up-close-and-personal, without glass ca…
  •   Exhibition & Artist Programs Manager at Minnesota Center for Book Arts Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is currently accepting applications for an Exhibition & Artist Programs Manager to organize and facilitate exhibitions in three galleries at MCBA and Open Book, facilitate scheduling future exhibitions, and coordinate MCBA’s Jerome-funded Mentorship and Fellowship programs and MCBA’s Artist-In-Residence Program. Type: Part Time, Temporary, 10-month contract, 20-29 hours p…
  • Minnesota Center for Book Arts is honored to partner with the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) for a special series of lectures exploring the history of the book. All presentations take place in the Open Book Performance Hall from 7-9pm, and are followed by light refreshments. Free and open to the public. The Manuscript Meets the Modern Scriptorium The Saint John's Bible, a Modern Vision through Medieval Methods with Tim Ternes; MA, HMML Director May 24; 7-9 pm Tim Ternes explores t…
  • Project Peace Paper is a public project celebrating peace with innovative crowd-sourced wrapping paper. Join us from 6-8pm on Tuesday, May 8 for this first of three workshops as we draw, paint, and print visions of peace that will be used for a limited-edition release of Peace Paper. Free and open to all ages. For more information, visit projectpeacepaper.com or search #projectpeacepaper
  • Visitor Services & Shop Associate at Minnesota Center for Book Arts   Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) is currently accepting applications for a part-time Visitor Services & Shop Associate to provide direct customer service to MCBA visitors through purchases of merchandise at The Shop, program registrations (studio rentals, workshop registration, and memberships), and assistance with general organizational information and support.   Hours: 18-22 hours weekly (availability curr…
  • Meet the recipients of the MCBA / Jerome Foundation Book Arts Fellowship Series XIV: printmaker and book artist Cathy Ryan; artist Ioana Stoian; paper maker and social practice artist Peng Wu; and installation artist Jammo Xu.  The fellows will be discussing their artistic process and their experiences in the Fellowship program. Come with questions ready!  This event is free and open to the public. Image: “ATLAS II” by Cathy Ryan, printmaker and book artist and MCBA/Jerome Book Arts Fell…
  • Erica Spitzer Rasmussen is the 2018 Book Artist Award recipient for her piece The Love Affair, a mixed-media sculptural book handcrafted from pieces of old family letters. View the award-winning piece and hear the artist discuss her work at this special reception, hosted by Minnesota Center for Book Arts. This event is free and open to the public.  Rasmussen will also be recognized at the 30th annual Minnesota Book Awards Ceremony on Saturday, April 21 at the InterContinental Hotel in Saint P…
  • This free exhibition showcases the work of S.A. Neff, Jr., a bookbinder whose passion for angling and fly-fishing have strongly inspired his artistic pursuits. While inspired by traditional bookbinding practices, Neff uses a decidedly contemporary approach that results in binding design wholly unique to its genre. Featuring an accompanying career retrospective and documentary film, The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Bindings of S.A. Neff, Jr. kicks off with this free opening reception fr…