A respected and dedicated champion of the field, Minnesota Center for Book Arts is the largest and most comprehensive center of its kind. MCBA strives to celebrate the book as a vibrant contemporary art form that takes many shapes. MCBA's mission is: to lead the advancement of the book as an evolving art form.
A Visit to the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
The day the 2nd grade class invaded MCBA was a loud and exciting day for us all. We unloaded the bus and trudged into Open Book through the back door.
|looking into an office in The Loft|
|Our teacher Lucy|
|Here is Kyla demonstrating what her true first initial is.|
She was pretty excited.
Highlights of a Minnesota Center for Book Arts Visit
- The building is gorgeous. There is also a coffee shop on the first floor to enjoy.
- The staff was so friendly and helpful. You could tell they were sincere because when you have that many second graders to work with, you better like it.
- The project was a challenge, and at the same time it was completely doable. A couple of kids did their cutting wrong and had to start over, but there was no rush. I think our instructor, Lucy, even took the time to work with one personally.
Disadvantages to Visiting the Minnesota Center for Book Arts
- It's not a place to go and let your kids run around. In The Loft Literary Center, there are classes being taught. And the gift store isn't the safest place for unsupervised play.
- While it is just off Washington Ave. in Minneapolis, there is only limited free parking on the south side of the building. Otherwise, you need to find a metered spot on the road or park in a ramp.
- Their projects are a little on the spendy side (but they are well worth the price).
some images courtesy of MCBA, used with permission