Notable Women in Education: Kim Miller

Chair of New Studio Practice: Fine Arts / Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

  • Category: Notable Women in Education
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 20
  • Undergrad degree/university: BFA, Cooper Union
  • Graduate degree/university: MFA, Vermont College

Kim Miller, chair of New Studio Practice: Fine Arts at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, works for the success of MIAD students and helps Milwaukee Public Schools students discover career paths and educational opportunities in the arts.

In 2020, Miller led MIAD’s fine arts program through the pivot to virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. She supported the student and faculty community, ensuring student access to supplies for safe use at home and opportunities to exhibit work both virtually and in-person, according to Jeff Morin, MIAD president.

Miller also collaborated with MIAD’s Resource Center for Equity and Inclusion to lead a reading group of 60 students, faculty and staff who read “Me & White Supremacy.” 

This spring, Miller continued a MIAD Future Artists program collaboration with Our Writing Blocks to help MPS students develop critical thinking skills and literacy, and empower students to use their voice. The program went virtual, and middle school students read and watched “The Hate U Give.” A series of conversations followed, including a conversation with Black officers from the Milwaukee Police Department. 

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