“Project Runway: Season Twelve” contestant Miranda Kay Levy announced early on Friday morning via her Facebook page that she had just accepted a new position at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Levy will become a member of the senior management team as Director of Cultural Relations for the museum. Her focus will be on redefining the traditional education and programing at the museum.
It’s an interesting new role for Miranda Kay Levy, who has focused mainly on fashion and art since her eight year long stint as an equipment mechanic for the United State’s Army. Since that time Levy has curated art shows, acted as an adjunct professor, been an artist in residence at Bay View High School, and, of course, appeared as one of a dozen plus hopeful fashion designers on the popular reality television fashion competition “Project Runway.” Miranda Kay Levy holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has shown several times at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Miranda Levy began her own eponymous fashion line in 2009 and has continued showing the brand since her stint on “Project Runway.”
The relationship between “Project Runway” and art museums has been well established thanks to other former contestants. “Project Runway” designer Fallene Wells, for example, has coordinated fashion shows and events at the Denver Art Museum in the past. One such event paired former “Project Runway” and “Project Runway All Stars” hopefuls with the popular Yves Saint Laurent retrospective that exhibited in Denver.
The Museum of Wisconsin Art was established in 1961 as The West Bend Gallery of Fine Arts. The name changed as recently as 2007 as to better represent the scope of the museum. Museum of Wisconsin members can meet Miranda Kay Levy at a special member’s only event on April 3, at 6:30 p.m. She will talk about her childhood, Army experiences and her time on "Project Runway." The Museum of Wisconsin Art is located at 205 Veterans Ave., West Bend, Wisconsin.