The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD) has contributed forty images of contemporary works of art created by their faculty members to the Artstor Digital Library.

MCAD was founded in 1886 by the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts in order to offer “the same kind and grade of facilities offered in the best American arts schools (for) the training of persons devoting themselves to art as a profession, to diffusing the principles of art, and to the cultivation of the public tastes.” Originally called the Minneapolis School of Fine Arts, it moved several times before finding a more permanent location in the Minneapolis Institute of Fine Arts. During the early 20th century, the school expanded its curriculum, building on its strong vocational focus to encompass fine arts and design, and later humanities and sciences. In the 1970s, the school changed its name to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and moved into a new building designed by Kenzo Tange. By 1988, MCAD became an independent institution. Today, hundreds of students are enrolled at MCAD, taught by faculty members offering classes in everything from drawing to web design, graphic design to filmmaking, animation to marketing.

MCAD’s faculty is comprised exclusively of working artists and designers. With the assistance of Allan Kohl, Visual Resources Librarian at MCAD, examples of works by the following faculty artists are now represented in Artstor:

David Goldes
Professor, Photography
MFA, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY
MA, Harvard University

Michael Kareken
Professor, Painting/Drawing
MFA, Brooklyn College, CUNY

David Rich
Adjunct faculty, Painting/Drawing (1985-2010)
MFA, University of Oregon

Additional related collections in the Artstor Digital Library include:

Century Magazine Illustrations of the American Civil War (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
Gazette du Bon Ton (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
Historic American Sheet Music Covers (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
Historic Illustrations of Art & Architecture (Minneapolis College of Art and Design)
Minneapolis College of Art and Design Collection