Painting, time-based media, interior design, pretty much any creative pursuit – these are all gateways to creative problem-solving and entrepreneurial thinking, argues Scott Schwebel. In his new role as the Milwaukee Art Museum’s chief experience officer, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) emeritus board trustee shares his perspective on the role of creativity in the business world.
Peter Barrickman, professor of Fine Art + New Studio Practice at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), maintains a thriving artistic practice outside of his teaching. In the space of a few months, the artist completed a residency in Asención, Chile, was featured in Milwaukee Art Museum’s “50 Paintings” and unveiled a solo exhibition at The Green Gallery.
Since 2008, select students at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) have taken a weeklong field trip many may find surprising – to Kemp Natural Resources Station in Wisconsin’s Northwoods.
The Milwaukee Bucks have announced their newest project in a longstanding collaborative relationship with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). MIAD alum and former Bucks intern Bree Vouga ’23 (Communication Design), who is now a Graphic Designer for the basketball team, worked with her colleagues to create large posters promoting voting for the Bucks All-Star contenders.
2023 at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) was a year of opportunity and growth for students, faculty and staff. From closing a $10 million campaign to opening the new MIAD Gallery at The Ave to hosting a series of groundbreaking exhibitions, MIAD celebrates the achievements of its community and looks forward to another exceptional year in 2024.
Amy Cannestra ’06 (Communication Design) is opening her newest solo exhibition at Appleton’s Trout Museum of Art. “The Body Problem” explores self-acceptance and how we view our own bodies through a multitude of media.
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) has announced the 10 recipients of the inaugural Ruth Arts + MIAD Artist Grant program. Selected from a pool of 47 applicants encompassing full-time faculty, adjunct faculty and staff, the recipients’ projects span sculpture to film works.
From its inception in 2020, the Design Internship at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) has impacted Milwaukee’s creative landscape and exposed future artists and designers to careers in the field. This year, the successful program expanded to 12 area partners and will serve 56 Milwaukee-area high school students in 2024.
Chris Terpstra ’12 (Industrial Design) built his first motorcycle at age 14 using an old rototiller engine, an exercise bike and steel fence posts, among other things. Today, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum is still repurposing old parts to build new machines.
Although Paula DeStefanis ’96 (Sculpture) works full-time as the director of the Arts Mill, she does not always get the time to focus on her own artistic practice. Recently, DeStefanis welcomed the opportunity to dive into her own work at a residency at Château d’Orquevaux in Champagne-Ardenne, France.
Mary Eggert, Executive Assistant, received the November 2023 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Mary’s nominations highlighted her embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.