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MIAD students continue to serve the community from home

Every year, MIAD students complete thousands of volunteer hours with more than 200 Milwaukee area nonprofit organizations through MIAD’s Service Learning program. Due to the pandemic, service learning courses this summer and opportunities for students to contribute to the community shifted online. 

Students studied various topics and issues involving communities and then each chose a 35-hour service project to complete. 

“During this class, my perspective on what it means to serve changed. I’m really glad I was able to participate in a class like this at MIAD, where like-minded individuals are passionate about the same things I am,” said Paige Slinkard ’21 (Communication Design) in a presentation about her project. 

In the video above, students share more about their projects and why the work is important.

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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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