I'm visiting Minneapolis College of Art & Design today


This’ll be a change.

After covering three community and technical colleges this semester, today I’ll be visiting my first four-year private institution — and an art school at that.

I’m spending the day at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, known around here as MCAD.

With just 700 students or so, it’s on a “postage stamp of a campus” (as one person put it) right next to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children’s Theatre Company just south of downtown.

I doubt this will be your average college, and I’ll probably have to set aside some of my traditional notions of what the college experience is.