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Jan. 26 – Feb. 2

Jan 26, 2018

MIAD kicks off first-of-its-kind Designship program

  • MIAD has officially launched Designship, a first-of-its-kind apprenticeship program for design graduates aimed at filling the void of management training for designers.
  • Read about it via the Business Journal and the BizTimes.
  • Like Designship’s Facebook page and follow its Twitter account.

MIAD’s galleries launch nationwide call for art & design exhibitions

  • MIAD invites professional artists, designers and curators nationwide to submit proposals for exhibitions in the Frederick Layton and Brooks Stevens galleries. 
  • To be considered for the 2018-19 season, proposals are due January 31.
  • More info.

University Partner Day at Art Institute of Chicago, Feb. 10

  • MIAD students, faculty and staff enjoy free admission and programming at the Art Institute of Chicago on Saturday, February 10, 1 – 5 p.m.
  • Professor Chris Szczesny-Adams will give a 30 minute faculty tour and students Emma Ponath ’18 and Miyu Takisawa will give presentations.
  • More info.

Creativity Series with Jaime Hayon, Feb. 13

  • International artist-designer Jaime Hayon joins the MIAD Creativity Series for a public presentation called “Form Follows Function, and Then What?” on Tuesday, February 13, 6 p.m.
  • Generously supported by the Bert L. & Patricia S. Steigleder Charitable Trust, with additional support provided by Tim & Sue Frautschi. His visit is co-hosted by the Milwaukee Art Museum.
  • More info.

On view now

  • Humanly Possible: The Empathy Exhibition, generously sponsored in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, is on view in the Frederick Layton Gallery through March 10. More info.
  • Chair5: Perspectives on Form, Function and Innovation, a highly interactive and experimental furniture exhibition co-produced by the Chipstone Foundation and MIAD, is on view in the Brooks Stevens Gallery through March 3. More info.
  • Work by Keith Negley ’00 is on view through February 16 in the Illustration/Communication Design Alumni Gallery on the second floor.
  • Take Care, an exhibition by Justin T. Nalley, is on view through February 23 in the Perspectives Gallery on the second floor.

Additional Humanly Possible/Chair^5 programming

  • February 1 – Empathy Through the Visual Arts: An Artist’s Discussion
  • February 15 – Empathy, Connections & Borders: An Evening of Poetry & Storytelling
  • February 21 – Guest Speaker: Michael Puryear, a world-renowned furniture maker, 7 p.m.
  • February 22 – Panel Discussion: Markets for Furniture Makers and Collectors, 7 p.m.
  • March 1 – 100 Lullabies (Lullaby Songs for Refugees)
  • March 7 – Guest Speaker: Mollie Ferguson, MIAD alumna and furniture maker, 7 p.m.