MCAD LIBRARY

The Minneapolis College of Art and Design Library contains more than 45,000 books, more than 1,200 DVDs, and subscribes to more than 100 periodicals.

NOW ON DISPLAY: HAIR NEVER DIES by Elizabeth Elton

You will now find HAIR NEVER DIES as our featured artist’s book in the central display case. In 2007, local artist Elizabeth Elton created a small, cardboard coffin-like relic for her own hair (the title card also credits Value Beauty Supply for some materials) and creates a sort of autobiographical memory box with her clippings. Each snippet of hair is saved with a short typed description of its owner, chronicling the start or end of a relationship, a major life event, or a small memory. Take the opportunity to View this item in person, now till the end of the school year.

The Library is open Late!

The Library is open Late!

NEW DISPLAY: BOOKS ON MATISSE

Before you check out Matisse: Masterworks from the Baltimore Museum of Art, why not read up on the artist? MCAD Library has books on Henri Matisse’s philosophy on art, personal biography, life-long rivalry with Picasso, and, of course, his enormous catalogue of drawings, paintings, and cut-paper works. The show is up through May 18th.

VISITING ARTIST: JON RAFMAN

"I think the first second I used it I recognized its artistic potential. There’s this tension between the artist’s gaze — which sees beauty in the images, and sees meaning and can interpret mysteries or stories in the images — and the fact that they’re all captured by this robotic camera that’s just programmed to take pictures. But you see some of the images, and they’re incredibly poetic, sublime or violent and scary."

-artist Jon Rafman on his use of Google Street View in recent exhibitions

This Tuesday, April 8th at 1pm join contemporary artist and filmmaker  Jon Rafman in Auditorium 150. Rafman is most well-known for his work involving an exploration of the impact of digital technology on the individual and on contemporary society. Recently he has collected and exhibited images from Google Steret view, as seen above. For more information, visit his official site or check out more Street view images here.

MCAD Library has 2014 articles on Rafman from Modern Painter as well as Art in America on display now.

VISITING ARTISTS: HEADS OF STATE

Join Jason Kernevich and Dustin Summers aka The Heads of State in Auditorium 150 at 1pm this Friday, April 4th. 

For ten years, this design duo has been creating award winning posters, book covers, branding, and illustration for a diverse and impressive list of clients. In 2012, they launched Pilot and Captain, a design venture focused on creating t-shirts, posters, and products inspired by the golden age of travel. They lecture frequently about their work and process and teach graphic design and illustration at Tyler School of Art where they both studied. Their client list includes: Apple, Starbucks, Subaru, IBM, The New York Public Library, Miller Brewing, Columbia University, Penguin, Wilco, The New York Times, American Express, Time Magazine, R.E.M, Williams Sonoma + Pentagram. 

MCAD Library has a display up now featuring their work from design and illustration annuals and archives of the past decade. For more information on this two-man studio and how they got started, we recommend this great interview by The Great Discontent.

New Show at LIBRARY GALLERY:
"Paper Speak," a group show featuring Jeremy Anderson, Ashley Buxbaum, Zach Collins, Yinfan Huang, AnaLaura Juarez, Sam Lorang, Lucky Nielson and Luisa Rivera opens next Tuesday at noon.
Paper SpeakAn exhibition to celebrate communication, collaboration, and illustrationCommunication is social behavior. It is a necessary function of our species and vital to feeling connected and engaged with other people. This communication usually takes place vocally, visually -through text, or now, digitally through social media. We wondered what if communication and the same “connected” feeling could occur through illustrative collaboration? We played a game to find out.Our goal was to push the boundaries of communication into a playful and artistic realm. We attempted this by playing a game with 8 artistic collaborators. The game began with a word: language. The first illustrator uses this prompt to create an image, the next illustrator is delivered this piece and has to make a second piece loosely based on the first piece. The third artist is then given the second illustration and without seeing the first must continue the thread. This produced a linear conversation, an evolution somewhat similar to the exquisite corpse game.The show has two parts. One is the collaborative game which we call Paper Speak, described above. The second includes a collaborative book project between Yinfan Huang and Sam Lorang simply titled Conversation. Conversation visually explores a conversation between Yinfan and Sam through stream of consciousness sketchbook style drawings and notes. There are also individual collaborative collages between both Yinfan and Sam with collage artist Zach Collins.

New Show at LIBRARY GALLERY:

"Paper Speak," a group show featuring Jeremy Anderson, Ashley Buxbaum, Zach Collins, Yinfan Huang, AnaLaura Juarez, Sam Lorang, Lucky Nielson and Luisa Rivera opens next Tuesday at noon.

Paper Speak
An exhibition to celebrate communication, collaboration, and illustration
Communication is social behavior. It is a necessary function of our species and vital to feeling connected and engaged with other people. This communication usually takes place vocally, visually -through text, or now, digitally through social media. We wondered what if communication and the same “connected” feeling could occur through illustrative collaboration? We played a game to find out.
Our goal was to push the boundaries of communication into a playful and artistic realm. We attempted this by playing a game with 8 artistic collaborators. The game began with a word: language. The first illustrator uses this prompt to create an image, the next illustrator is delivered this piece and has to make a second piece loosely based on the first piece. The third artist is then given the second illustration and without seeing the first must continue the thread. This produced a linear conversation, an evolution somewhat similar to the exquisite corpse game.
The show has two parts. One is the collaborative game which we call Paper Speak, described above. The second includes a collaborative book project between Yinfan Huang and Sam Lorang simply titled Conversation. Conversation visually explores a conversation between Yinfan and Sam through stream of consciousness sketchbook style drawings and notes. There are also individual collaborative collages between both Yinfan and Sam with collage artist Zach Collins.

NO FOOLING… WE’RE HAVING A SPRING BOOKSALE!
It starts tomorrow Tues., April 1 @ 9 am & runs thru Thurs., April 3
Open to STUDENTS ONLY from 9 am to 1 pm on the first day (Tuesday).
After 1 pm Tuesday all are welcome.
 As usual, STUDENTS PAY 1/2 PRICE!!!
Also as usual, there’s a ton great material to choose from, especially in painting, literature, non-fiction & magazines, all priced to move!
DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL!!!  SEE YOU THERE!

NO FOOLING… WE’RE HAVING A SPRING BOOKSALE!

It starts tomorrow Tues., April 1 @ 9 am & runs thru Thurs., April 3

Open to STUDENTS ONLY from 9 am to 1 pm on the first day (Tuesday).

After 1 pm Tuesday all are welcome.

 As usual, STUDENTS PAY 1/2 PRICE!!!

Also as usual, there’s a ton great material to choose from, especially in painting, literature, non-fiction & magazines, all priced to move!

DON’T BE AN APRIL FOOL!!!  SEE YOU THERE!

New Movies!

We got a whole bunch of new DVDs for you; some that aren’t even on Netflix:

12 Years a Slave, Milk, The Kids Are All Right, The King’s Speech, The Social Network, Slumdog Millionaire, Inglorious Basterds and many mooooore! Come check ‘em out!

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FEATURED BOOK: The Elinore Sisters by Tate Shaw

Be sure to check out today’s lecture by visiting artist Tate Shaw in Auditorium 150 at 1pm. MCAD library has six of Shaw’s artists’ books in our collection and you can find them on display at the circulation desk.

FEATURED BOOK: Blue Angels by Tate Shaw

Find this title and more from this week’s visiting artist, all this week at the library circulation desk. Make sure to attend Tate Shaw’s lecture in Auditorium 150 at 1pm on Thursday, March 27th.