Select Page

Two documentary exhibitions explore storytelling, sharing history and truth

New Deal Utopias

“Daffodil House” by Jason Reblando

MILWAUKEE (January 31, 2020) … Two new documentary exhibitions are on view now through March 14, 2020 in MIAD’s Brooks Stevens Gallery.  The exhibitions present different approaches to telling stories, sharing history and shifting perspectives. The Opening Reception for both exhibits is January 31, 6 – 8 p.m.

In “New Deal Utopias” photographs by Jason Reblando focus on three U.S. “Greenbelt Towns,” including Greendale, Wisconsin, and explore the complex roles of housing, nature and government in planned communities and American life.

Reblando says his photographs invite viewers to reflect upon their own communities, whether they be planned or unplanned, and meditate upon the human urge to create an ideal society.

Typewriter photo

Typewriter from “Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?” exhibition

In “Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?” curator Danny Volk uses a collection of antique typewriters, eyewitness videos, archival documents, recorded interviews, photographs and other artifacts to share one man’s tragic experience of an Illinois tornado and to invite viewers to reflect on how truth is documented and represented.

Additional exhibition events:

  • February 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.: “New Deal Utopias” Panel Discussion
  • March 6, 6 – 7 :30 p.m.: “Mrs. Lincoln, what did you think of the play?” Panel Discussion

MIAD’s Galleries are free and open to the public Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. More information: miad.edu/galleries

News

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.

MIAD Values Recognition Award: Dale Shidler

Dale Shidler, Professor of Communication Design, received the January 2024 MIAD Values Recognition Award at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Dale’s nominations highlighted his embodiment of MIAD’s Core Values, especially Integrity, Kindness and Community.

MIAD students, alumni, faculty create work for ThriveOn King

Four Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) community members will contribute to the first floor of the new ThriveOn King community hub on North Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. They make up part of the 20 Milwaukee artists who will convey the history and heritage of Bronzeville in this collaborative space.

MIAD Board of Trustees welcomes new members

The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) Board of Trustees welcomed two new members at their January 2024 meeting. Dr. Daniel A. Schroeder, co-founder and president/CEO of Organization Development Consultants, Inc. (ODC), and Noah Stone, reference librarian and circulation assistant at North Shore Public Library, joined MIAD’s Board.

Lubar Innovation Center students design for Kohler

When Kohler needed t-shirt designs created for their Sustainability Champions program and I-Prize competition, the company turned to the Lubar Innovation Center at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). From there, staff at the Innovation Center connected Kohler with two MIAD Illustration students.

IMPORTANT DATES

Ongoing
Accepting applications for Fall 2024
Apply now!

December 31, 2023
FAFSA available for 2024-25 school year
Use MIAD's school code: 014203

April 27, 2024
Admitted Students Day

June 1, 2024
Tuition Deposit Deadline
*extended
Pay your tuition deposit