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MIAD matches donations to Milwaukee organizations fighting racial injustice

MIAD Community MatchMIAD annually commits $10,000 to match dollar for dollar donations by students, faculty, staff and alumni to selected nonprofit organizations in the City of Milwaukee fighting racial injustice.

In 2020, MIAD matched $6,942.96 in donations to eight organizations: LIT, BLOC, Milwaukee Urban League, YWCA of SE Wisconsin, Milwaukee Fellows Mentorship Program, America’s Black Holocaust Museum, WI Black Historical Society and Public Allies.

After receiving input from students, faculty and staff, MIAD has selected this year’s matching fund organizations through December 31, 2021 (listed in no order of preference).

Participants should make their donations directly to any of the organizations below, and then submit a gift receipt from the organization(s) to The college will honor donations to these organizations made from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021 until the $10,000 total is reached.

MIAD will keep our community apprised of progress toward this calendar year’s $10,000 match.


Overture Center gallery hosts MIAD alumni

Two alumni from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are exhibiting work at Madison’s Overture Center. Cassandra Smith ’06 (Sculpture) and Stacey Steinberg ’04 (Drawing) both have work on display in separate galleries at the performing arts space.

Battle of the Bands: Product Design class showdown

French Renaissance alt rock met space cowboy country from the future in one Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Students in Storytelling: Compelling Narrative of the Design Process were tasked with creating a band, complete with newly designed instruments, stage plots and lighting, costumes and even a feature on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Ordinary people doing extraordinary work: Growing Resistance

In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.

Metalwork and molds: MIAD alum on Kohler Residency

Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.


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