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2014 Juried Senior Exhibition
June 3 – July 26
Frederick Layton Gallery

If you missed MIAD’s renowned Senior Exhibition, don’t miss the chance to view faculty-juried works from all majors.

Previous Exhibitions

MIAD 2014 Senior Exhibition
April 18 – May 10
Opening Reception: Gallery Night, Friday, April 25, 5 – 9 p.m.
Gallery Day Conversations: Saturday, April 26, 1 – 5 p.m.
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Foundations Juried Exhibition
April 7 – 27
Opening Reception: Friday, April 11, 1:30 p.m.
East Gallery

Foundations students demonstrate the quality of the first-year experience, creating works across an array of media and subject matter.


NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition
March 4 – 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 20, 6 – 9 p.m.
Frederick Layton Gallery

In conjunction with the upcoming NCECA national conference in Milwaukee, the NCECA National Student Juried Exhibition has quickly become one of the premier exhibitions of ceramic work in the United States. The 5th annual NSJE features 59 works by 57 artists representing 39 schools. This year’s exhibition was juried by Tara Wilson and Jeffrey Mongrain.

kaleyhamilton-webIt’s a Major Deal!
Gallery Night, January 30 – March 1, 2014
Opening Reception & Award Ceremony: Thursday, January 30, 5 – 7 p.m.
Fourth Floor Gallery

“Exciting and refreshing” juried works from sophomore and junior students representing all majors from MIAD’s dynamic curriculum.

first-person-pity-me-webFirst Person: Contemporary Cuban Art
Gallery Night, January 17, 2014 – February 15
Frederick Layton Gallery

First Person brings together a diverse group of Cuban-born artists re-imagining history through their independent artistic, political and personal points of view. Works in a variety of media including video, installation, sculpture, photography and painting.

Exhibiting artists: Alejandro Calzada Miranda, Yaima Carrazana, Felipe Dulzaides, Glenda León.

The Brooks@20: Twenty Years of Design at the Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design
brooks20-logoOctober 8, 2013 – February 8, 2014
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 10, 6 – 8 p.m.
Panel Discussion, The Evolution of Revolution: A Century of Product Design: Thursday, October 10, 4 p.m.
Brooks Stevens Gallery

Celebrate the gallery’s role in fostering awareness of industrial design and the discipline’s contemporary practice.


Co/exist: New Sensibilities in Collage
Gallery Night, October 18 – December 7
Frederick Layton Gallery

“That Don’t Make Sense: Collage in the Digital Age” panel, Thursday, November 21, 7:30 p.m.

Explore contemporary approaches to collage as informed by the digital realm and a shift in the definition and cultural boundaries of art.

Research, Practice and Methods First-Year Exhibition
November 13 – 26
Fourth Floor Gallery
Opening Reception: Monday, November 18, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

A diverse range of work highlighting a variety of conceptual and media approaches and vibrant range of individual responses to contemporary art and design practices.

Currents, Tendencies
November 21 – 26
Fourth Floor Gallery
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 21, 5 – 7 p.m.

Participating artists create works in response to their experience of the Haggerty Museum’s exhibition, Current Tendencies III.

swimteam-black-and-white-webGraceMarie Keaton & Sheila Wagner, Samantha Bittman & Francisco Cordero-Oceguera
Gallery Night, October 18 – November 16
Entrance Gallery

A show curated by MIAD students of emerging artists from Minneapolis and Chicago, including Francisco Cordero-Oceguera, Samantha Bittman, GraceMarie Keaton and Sheila Wagner. The works by the four emerging artists were selected by location and media, highlighting a regional pulse of contemporary two-dimensional form, striking a balance  between painting and installation while providing an homage to the histories of each media.

Out of the Suitcasebrown-blanche.-mere-mere-2.-web
August 17 – October 5
Opening Reception: September 12
Frederick Layton Gallery

Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Exhibition, featuring: Katherine A. Balsley, Jordan Brethauer ’11, Blanche Brown, Paul Druecke ’87, Tony Ferraro, Nicholas Grider, Ashley Janke ’12, Yevgeniya Kaganovich, Gregory Klassen, Kay Knight, C. Matthew Luther, Marsha McDonald, Jessica Meuninck-Ganger, Mark Mulhern ’73, Zina Mussmann, Kristopher Pollard, Special Entertainment (Bobby Ciraldo and Andrew Swant), Nathaniel Stern, Victoria Tasch, Richard Taylor, Eddie Villanueva and Sarah Zamecnik.

View images from the exhibition.

Study Abroad Exhibitions
August 21 – October 5
Opening Reception: Thursday, September 5, 6 – 8 p.m.

Paris Exhibition – Entrance Gallery
Ireland Exhibition – River Level Gallery
Altered Landscapes Exhibition – East Gallery

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Out of the Suitcase image: Blanche Brown, “mere, mere 2”
Co/exist image: Michael Velliquette, Loose Strife, 2012, paper, ink, acrylic, 72 x 96″; courtesy of the artist and Tory Folliard Gallery, Milwaukee
Black and white image: GraceMarie Keaton
First Person image: Alejandro Calzada Miranda, Compadécete de mí (Pity me), digital print