Duke University Exhibit Not Just Mad Men at Miami International University of Art and Design Opening Reception 8/25/10

Duke University Exhibit, Not Just Mad Men Travels to Miami International University of Art & Design in South Florida
August 25, 2010
panel discussion of The Advertising Evolution: 5:30pm
opening reception for the exhibit: 7pm.

Miami International University of Art & Design recently announced its upcoming exhibit, Not Just Mad Men, an exhibit on loan from the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History of the Duke University Libraries in Durham, North Carolina. An event will be held on August 25, 2010 with a panel discussion of industry experts opening the evening with The Advertising Evolution, at 5:30pm followed by the opening reception for the exhibit at 7pm.

The Advertising Evolution panel features industry experts discussing the graphic design and advertising industry in the 60s and how it has evolved through time. Industry leaders include:
Bruce Turkel of Turkel Advertising
Barry Zaid formerly of Push Pin Studios
Arthur Rockower Graphic Design instructor
Jason Inasi of Factory Interactive
Marie Fernandez-Leon of Imagery Creative

After the panel discussion, the 60s themed opening reception will move into the University’s main gallery. The timely exhibit itself is a collaboration with Duke University featuring documents and ad campaigns from the early 60s along with the University’s own additions to the exhibit including program specific items. For example, graphic design students are creating 60s era posters of current products, fashion students are highlighting the fashions of that time period, film students will be showcasing looped commercials, movies and TV shows, advertising students will have a retrospective of the 60s with a Miami focus, etc. The exhibit offers guests a unique perspective of the 60s advertising industry with a twist.

“The Duke University collaboration is the culmination of a vision I had over a year ago when I learned of their exhibit – I am thrilled to be able to bring this exciting exhibit to the students, faculty and staff, yet also add our own elements and creative energy to it” says Marcia Gomez, director of communications for Miami International University of Art & Design. “We too are thrilled as it is the first time Duke University has a traveling exhibit,” Jacqueline Reid Wachholz, director for the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History at Duke University.

The exhibit will be on display until September 30 at which time will travel to The Art Institute of Jacksonville and The Art Institute of Tampa, both branches of Miami International University of Art & Design.

Sponsors for the event include The Advertising Federation of Greater Miami, Ad2 Miami, DPR Printing, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Creative Industries Committee, Spuntino Catering and student organizations: Adfed MIU, MIU Fusion, MIU Multi-Major and AIGA MIU.

Miami International University of Art & Design is located near the heart of the arts district offering degree programs in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Visual & Entertainment Arts, Photography, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Computer Animation, and Film & Digital Production. We also offer Master of Fine Arts degree programs in Interior Design, Computer Animation, Film, Graphic Design and Visual Arts and a Master of Arts in Graphic Design. For more information on Miami International University of Art & Design, visit us at artinstitutes.edu/miami.

Miami International University of Art & Design is one of The Art Institutes (www.artinstitutes.edu), a system of over 45 education institutions located throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, visual arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.