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MIAD’s galleries launch call for art & design exhibitions

Feb 14, 2019

I Contain Multitudes exhibition

“I Contain Multitudes” exhibit in MIAD’s Frederick Layton Gallery

MILWAUKEE (February 14, 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 2020-2021 season are due March 31, 2019. 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.

Current exhibitions in MIAD’s galleries include:

  • “I Contain Multitudes,” which features 10 female artists and examines how they navigate multiculturalism, social norms, immigration and diversity. On view through March 9, 2019, this exhibition is supported in part by the Mary L. Nohl Fund of the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
  • “Spectacular Vernacular,” which takes you on a journey through observation, experimentation and speculation of how creators Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth mix their craft and industrial design backgrounds. This exhibition is on view through March 2, 2019.

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.