We know Mother’s day was last week. However, there are times when it’s necessary to extend that thanks beyond one day. This segment of Radio Chipstone is about one of those times. Contributor gianofer fields shares a letter, written 30 years ago from a daughter named Liz to her mother Ellen. About the Host: gianofer […]
Gianofer Fields is an Art Historian and Material Culture contributor and curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is hosted by the School of Human Ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and funded by the Chipstone Foundation; a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.
Contributor gianofer fields would like to encourage you to ponder something else for a minute. Like giant erasers, cherries on spoons, melting ice cream cones. Now think monumental. Claes Oldenburg is an American/Swedish sculptor known for taking everyday objects and making them larger than life. From 1974 – 1976, Oldenburg created a series of pieces […]
If you are Sheltering at Home…what have you been up to? Zooming with friends and family? Trying to figure out a way to stay sane and support yourself and your family? In these scary times, it’s sometimes hard to find a bit of delight. Sarah Anne Carter is the Visiting Executive Director, Center for Design […]
The wearing of masks is a deeply rooted tradition in many cultures. They are worn in celebration, religious reasons, or ritual and often a signal that something out of the ordinary is happening. According to the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, wearing a mask can help curb the spread of the […]
Faisal Abdu’Allah is an Artist, Barber, and UW-Madison Associate Professor of Printmaking in the Art Department. Created in 2012, his tapestries The Last Supper One and the Last Supper Two are part of the permanent collection at the currently closed Chazen Museum. They are part of the also currently closed Faculty Art Show and as of right […]
Should you visit the website for the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, I don’t think you’d be surprised to find EXHIBIT CLOSED DUE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CONCERNS stamped in big red letters over a photo of Increase Lapham closely studying a meteorite. The exhibition is entitled Collections and Connections: 150 Years of The […]