MIAD names new Vice President of Academic Affairs
Steven Lee Hansen has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). He began his role August 1, 2021.
Hansen most recently served as the chief academic officer of the Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art and dean of PrattMWP College of Art and Design. Hansen also has experience as dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Central Oklahoma and chair of the Department of Visual Art, Communication and Design at Andrews University, Mich. Hansen has a BFA from Andrews University and MFA from the University of Notre Dame.
Hansen is a ceramic artist, has extensive classroom experience, and also brings experience in strategic planning, curriculum development, budgeting, crisis management, recruitment, retention, advancement and developing community partnerships.
At MIAD, Hansen will provide strategic direction for the college’s academic programs and operations, faculty recruitment, as well as the college’s library, galleries, institutional technology, international programming, Emerging Technology Center and MIAD Innovation Center.
Dale Shidler, MIAD’s former Vice President of Academic Affairs, will overlap with Hansen at the beginning of August to assist with training, and then return to his role as a full-time professor.
MIAD Gallery at The Ave celebrates opening
The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) celebrates its first offsite gallery during its grand opening on April 6, 2023 from 6 – 8 p.m. MIAD invites the public to attend the event and to explore the new Gallery at The Ave, located at 301 W. Wisconsin Ave in The Avenue near the 3rd Street Market Hall.
First-Year Exhibition 2023 winners announced
Four winners and three honorable mentions were selected at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) First-Year Experience Student Exhibition opening reception on Friday, March 24, 2023. Renato Umali, Mariah Tate Klemens and Gabrielle Banzhaf, the three jurors, commended all the participating students for their strong work.
Communication Design senior lands Nike Internship
Catherine Currie ’23 (Communication Design), a senior at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), was selected for the highly competitive graphic design internship at Nike. The internship will take place over 10 weeks this summer at Nike’s headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon.
MIAD Defines 2023: Day of play
For the 2023 iteration of MIAD Defines, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design dedicated Tuesday, March 21 to playing. With the aim to connect, converse and learn across majors, years and disciplines, this year’s MIAD Defines was a resounding success.
Peter Barrickman selected as NSP: Fine Arts full-time faculty
Following a national search, Peter Barrickman has been selected as the newest full-time faculty member in New Studio Practice (NSP): Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). An internationally recognized artist, Barrickman also co-founded Mazzzagine, a publication dedicated to supporting artists and fostering collaboration.