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MIAD’s Galleries launch annual call for art and design exhibitions

Dec 10, 2019

Gallery Call for ProposalsMILWAUKEE (December 10, 2019) … The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and its galleries — the Frederick Layton Gallery and Brooks Stevens Gallery — invite professional artists, designers and curators nationwide to submit proposals for exhibitions. Submissions are accepted on an ongoing basis, however, proposals for consideration for the 2021-2022 season are due January 31, 2020. Exhibition proposals may be submitted at

The mission of MIAD’s galleries is to support learning, cultivate conversation with the community and demonstrate the cultural value of art and design. MIAD supports and welcomes emerging and established artists, designers and curators at all stages of their career working in all types of media. Specifically, MIAD is seeking exhibitions that:

  • Emphasize diversity and engage the college and community in issues of cultural construction and meaning.
  • Support learning and pedagogy through programming reflecting contemporary and historical trends in fine art and design.
  • Foster connections with creative professionals and institutions in the region for mutual support of programming and audience cultivation.
  • Expand the college’s curriculum and teaching by supporting new work and the curation of subjects and creative endeavors less commonly found in the college or larger community.

The Frederick Layton Gallery and Brooks Stevens Gallery feature six exhibitions during the year, including the MIAD Senior Exhibition every April. Proposals are reviewed once per year. Learn more about current gallery exhibitions.

MIAD’s galleries are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For more information or questions on the MIAD Galleries Call for Proposals, contact the Director of Galleries Mark Lawson at or 414.847.3350.