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273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. except holidays

MIAD is Wisconsin's only fully-accredited, nonprofit, independent college of art and design granting the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.

MIAD Gallery Exhibit

On view now:

User Experience: Products That Shape Our Lives, through February 25, Brooks Stevens Gallery


Using MIAD's extensive collection as the basis for this investigative project, this exhibition explores the evolution of various product lines and their interactivity with their human users. Through the lenses of engineering, ergonomics and emotion, this interaction is explored in the everyday products that populate the daily lives of American consumers.

Coming soon:


Just the Facts, January 9 - March 4, Frederick Layton Gallery


Opening Reception: Friday, January 20, 5 - 9 p.m. for Winter Gallery Night

Panel discussion with artists: Thursday, February 2, 6 p.m. in the MIAD Student Union


Just the Facts brings together a group of artists whose work is a commentary on the exhibition space, and its engineered experience as factual. Exhibits are often assumed - both artistically and scientifically - to present their materials in a neutral, dispassionate manner. Just the Facts focuses on the politics and perspectives below the surface of an exhibition's diverse levels of cognitive experience.




233 N. Milwaukee St., Milwaukee, WI 53202
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11am-5pm; Saturday 11am-4pm

Established in 1988, the Tory Folliard Gallery is a showcase for contemporary art by nationally recognized artists. Focusing on traditional media and content, the Gallery offers an impressive collection of painting, sculpture, and photography. Each year the Gallery presents a series of in-depth exhibitions of museum quality art.

The Tory Folliard Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of three new exhibitions. We will be showing John Wilde's early paintings and drawing from the 1940s and 1950s. This exhibition opens November 19, 2016 and will be accompanied by a catalog. On December 3, 2016 two solo exhibitions will open with new work from Beth Lo and Clare Malloy.


Tory Folliard Gallery Exhibit
Exhibit Dates

Mark Mulhern – New Work

The two main Galleries will feature an expansive new body of work by Mark Mulhern which reflects his ongoing interest in the figure and its surroundings. Introspective but unselfconscious, the work is filled with subtle gestures and freely painted locations that invite contemplation on the part of the viewer. Inspired by the Brocante (vintage markets) of France and garden parties, these paintings expose moments of everyday life through simplified abstraction. Mulhern’s paintings capture fleeting moments, but are the result of making marks, revising, amending, and finally, accepting the end result.

Exhibition runs September 16 through October 15, 2016.

Charles Munch – New Paintings

Inspired by his life in rural Wisconsin, Charles Munch’s paintings continue to be a meditation on man’s complex relationship with nature. Munch uses bold, graphic lines and carefully composed compositions to evoke questions and suggest situations. These deceptively simple landscapes embrace a world where nature’s balance is restored.

Exhibition runs October 21 through November 26, 2016.
John Wilde – e Early Works
John Wilde, a major gure in Wisconsin Art and a leader in the American Surrealism movement called Magic Realism. A painter, printmaker, and one of the great draftsmen of our time, Wilde pulls the viewer into his own personal dream world where the common becomes uncommon. His mastery of silverpoint gives his drawings unusual depth and richness rarely seen in a technique known for its newness and detail. His important exhibition focuses on Wilde’s paintings and drawing from the 1940s and 1950s. Many of these work are pivotal works in his career and have never been exhibited before. A catalog will accompany this exhibition with an essay by Robert Cozzolino, the Patrick and Aimee Butler Curator of Paintings at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Dr. Cozzolino will give a talk on John Wilde at the opening on November 19.

Exhibition runs

November 19 – December 31, 2016
Opening Reception: Saturday, November 19 from 1 - 4 pm with a talk by Dr. Robert Cozzolino at 2 pm

Beth Lo – Foreign and Familiar
For over thirty years Montana artist, Beth Lo, has created playful vessels and gurative sculpture in porcelain. Drawing inspiration from issues
of family and her Chinese-American background, Lo celebrates and sometimes satirizes traditional Asian aesthetics. Lo also nds inspiration
from the day-to-day challenges of parenting, and uses the image of a child to symbolize innocence, potential and vulnerability.

Clare Malloy – New Paintings
Painter, Clare Malloy, revisits her favorite subjects of still life and landscape. Featured in this exhibition are her timeless pastels and paintings
that are beautifully executed. Rural structures take on an exquisite beauty capturing the same mysterious simplicity as her object paintings.

Exhibition runs December 3 – December 31, 2016. Artists’ Reception: Saturday, December 3rd from 1 – 3pm

207 E. Buffalo St., Milwaukee, WI 53202

Join the Marshall Building each 3rd Friday of the month as they open their 7 floors of creative studios and offices to the public.  Explore the varied offerings of the local craftspeople, artisans, and creatives during this monthly aesthetic happy hour.

5 to 9pm each 3rd Friday.





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