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Street and Mailing Address:
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design
273 E. Erie St.
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Map to MIAD

MIAD’s phone number is 414‑847‑3200.

Parking at MIAD

Street parking: The neighborhood surrounding MIAD offers metered street parking; most meters are two-hour maximum. Download the MKE Park app for convenience when paying for metered parking.

Surface lots: Paid parking is available at several nearby surface lots and parking structures.

  • Babcock Auto Springs Lot, 310 E. Erie St. (on the northeast corner of Erie and Young Streets, kitty corner from MIAD).
  • Italian Community Center, 631 E. Chicago Street

For more information on parking structures and surface lots, see the Historic Third Ward’s parking information.

Learn more about parking and transportation options for MIAD students.

Bus Transportation

See the Milwaukee County Transit System website for more information on bust routes to transport you to MIAD.

 


 

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News

MIAD student work highlights Unfinished Legacy

Unfinished Legacy, a brand started by Milwaukee artist Brema Brema, enjoyed a promotional video created by current Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design senior Hannah Davis for her Digital Media: Video Production elective course in fall 2022. The semester-long project culminated in a three-minute video and three shorter clips advertising the brand.

Two MIAD alumni featured in Museum of Wisconsin Art

The Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA), located in West Bend, has announced its “Ten at Ten” exhibition celebrating the work of ten emerging artists for the tenth anniversary in its new Mothership building. Two MIAD alumni, Lindsey Yeager ’21 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts & Illustration) and Eduardo Zavala ’22 (NSP: Fine Arts), were selected to show work at the exhibition.

“Girl Hero” creator, MIAD alum, on art and subversion

During her final year at MIAD, Zachary Ochoa’s senior thesis was majorly disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Ochoa ’20 (New Studio Practice: Fine Arts) bounced back by creating a fantastical universe of paintings featuring Girl Hero, a trans Mickey Mouse-esque warrior.

Milwaukee sculpture business tapped for NBA trophy

Milwaukee is fast becoming a national hotspot for basketball. Not only is the city home to NBA champions the Milwaukee Bucks, it recently played a pivotal role in creating the newly designed Michael Jordan Trophy, awarded to the Kia NBA Most Valuable Player of the year. Milwaukee’s Vanguard Sculpture Services, the “best fine art foundry on planet Earth,” according to their website, poured and cast the final trophy.

Design Internship approved for NEA grant

Milwaukee high schoolers are getting a head start on their creative careers through the Design Internship at Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. The free, year-long program was recently approved for a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to expand the program for 2023-2024.