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MIAD Gallery Preview: 2018-2019 exhibitions announced

Jun 26, 2018

MILWAUKEE (June 27, 2018) – The 2018 – 2019 season of exhibitions at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) celebrates the work of licensed Harley-Davidson artist Matt Hintz, highlights challenges faced by immigrants and features a collaboration between Sandra Gould Ford and award-winning photographer LaToya Ruby Frazier.

Animals in Space: A Collective Memoir, June 30 – July 28: Through a mixture of media, emerging artists Malika Bukhari, Anna Foran, Zoe Greenham, Natasha Mijares and Rebecca Nakaba investigate similarities and differences between humans and animals in processing information, material and memory, as well as explore the relationships to space for humans and animals. The exhibition is curated by Natasha Mijares and Rebecca Nakaba. Special Programming for this exhibit includes Chicago & Milwaukee Art Scenes: A Dialogue with Emerging Artists & Curators, June 30, 1 – 4 p.m. and Not Your Mama’s Sunset Walk, July 20, 6:45 – 8:25 p.m.

Mathew Hintz: Spirit of the Open Road, Aug. 8 – Oct. 20: This exhibition features the work of MIAD alum Mathew Hintz ’98 (Painting), who died unexpectedly in December 2017. He had a passion for motorcycles and transportation design and was one of only a few licensed Harley-Davidson artists worldwide. Hintz also was licensed to produce artwork for Ford Images. During Harley-Davidson Motor Company’s 115th Anniversary Celebration, this exhibition will be open to the public for special hours: Wednesday, August 29 through Sunday, September 2 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

MIAD Faculty Exhibition, Aug. 20 – Oct. 6: This biannual exhibition showcases the work of art and design faculty from all of the college’s disciplines – Communication Design, Illustration, Fine Arts, Industrial Design and Interior Architecture and Design.

The Making of Steel Genesis: Sandra Gould Ford, Oct. 19 – Dec. 8: A collaboration between artists LaToya Ruby Frazier and Sandra Gould Ford, this exhibition explores the work and life of Sandra Gould Ford, who lived in a Pennsylvania steel town. Frazier’s concerns with conditions that limit humans meets Ford’s interest in transcending those conditions, creating a vibrant conversation capturing the nuanced ties between place, time, memory, work and creativity featuring the industrial working class.

Spectacular Vernacular, Nov. 3, 2018 – March 2, 2019: Spectacular Vernacular takes you on a journey through observation, experimentation and speculation to reveal how the creators mix their craft and industrial design backgrounds with influences from fiction, science and the arts. The exhibition features work by the design studio Parsons & Charlesworth, founded by British husband and wife Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth, and encourages a broadening of the conventional definition of the designer’s role.

I Contain Multitudes, Jan. 14 – March 19, 2019: The paintings, drawings, mixed-media objects and installations from nine artists of diverse heritage and artistic backgrounds invite viewers to examine how multiculturalism and differing social norms affect the artists, as well as how they relate to issues of immigration and diversity. The artists featured include Nina Ghanbarzadeh, Hend Al-Mansour, Susan Armington, Nida Bangash, Roya Farassat, Farida Hughes, Ifrah Mansour, Kimberlee Joy Roth and Helen Zughaib.

MIAD 2019 Senior Exhibition, April 19 – May 11, 2019: See the innovative work of more than 100 emerging creative professionals representing all of MIAD’s art and design majors and minors.

MIAD’s Brooks Stevens Gallery and Frederick Layton Gallery are free and open to the public, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More information at