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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Art Preview

On Friday, July 29, and Saturday, July 30, the quarterly Gallery Night and Day opens more than 50 doors to multiple venues so the city will enjoy art. This summer's two-day event welcomes some of most eclectic exhibitions the weekend has ever offered...
Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010

Carnival-like event ‘Souvenirs’ takes place at MIAD

For the sixth Performance Art Showcase, 28 artists will fill the fourth-floor gallery of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design with imaginative new works. As always, the presentation by co-producers Pegi Christiansen and John Loscuito is adventurous. One end of the gallery will contain a tent with semicircular seating and a stage on which five different acts will appear in continuous rotation. The rest of the space...
Tuesday, March 23, 2010

MIAD, UWM students display new works in April

For many students, spring break offers a time of rest and relaxation. For senior art majors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), however, it’s a frantic time to finish projects for exhibitions opening in April. MIAD senior Molly Opitz...
Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009

Art Review

The Harley-Davidson Museum transformed its Garage exhibition space in a mere eight weeks for the opening of its first feature exhibit, “The Helmet Project,” on Oct. 23. Curatorial Director Jim Fricke partnered with students from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Exhibit explores the room’s evolution from 20th century onward

The kitchen—its purpose, its function, even its placement within the house—is constantly in flux, adapting to suit the lifestyles of a culture. In American society, what was once a hot, dirty room of travail has become an epicenter of family life, functioning not only as a place to prepare...
05.15.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
Mary DiBiasio traveled to Milwaukee to attend the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a scholarship in hand. Along the way, when she reached the age of 22, DiBiasio discovered she faced a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, a dramatic event that changed her life forever. Now on medication for symptom relief and prevention of any further joint damage, her left wrist remains limited in mot...
Monday, April 20, 2009

Art Review

In 1965 Chuck Jones directed a swell animation short titled The Dot and the Line. The story is simple: a line (rigid and boring) falls hard for a hot dot, but she much prefers the undisciplined squiggle. Now comes "Tender Is the Line" (April 17-June 6), featuring the work of seven artists. The action, at the Portrait Society Gallery (207 E. Buffalo St., Suite 526), concerns drawing, i.e., lines variously configured into smooshes, twists, loops, smashes...
Monday, March 9, 2009

Art Review

The fourth exhibition in the Culture in Transition Series at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) explores contemporary Latin American art. "Personal Culture: New Art from Latin America" features the work of five Latino artists in MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery...
02.23.2009 | | Posted at 12:00 AM
By Peggy Sue
After graduating from the Warsaw Fine Arts Academy in 1974, Walder Dynerman eventually left his homeland of Poland to arrive in 1983 America with the offer of a two-year guest fellowship at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. The fellowship evolved into a full time position where Dynerman now teaches drawing, printmaking and painting and for the following 33 years, Milwaukee became a new ho...
Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009
Though we're immersed in the dark depths of winter cold, the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) is set to illuminate the city's art scene during the year's first Gallery Night & Day. The Jan. 16-17 Winter Gallery weekend will feature exhibits by MIAD instructors and graduates, a variety of print shows and a "Sculptures on Ice" contest beginning at 10 a.m. Friday. MIAD's Frederick Layton Gallery presents "Personal Culture: New Art from Latin Americans," featuring five Latino artists who challenge...

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