According to film director Wendy Schneider, having a relationship with the subjects of her films has to make sense to both her heart and her spirit. As a director, she wants to engage with the audience and share stories that touch us on a deep and personal level. Her documentary The Smart Studios Story focused […]
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.
This week the Wisconsin Union kicked off its Winter Carnival. It’s a yearly event featuring outdoor activities like ice skating, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing. It’s mission is to get people out of their homes and into traditional winter activities. Due to the pandemic, things look a bit different this year. Participants must pre-register for […]
According to the World Health Organization, it’s been over a year since the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission reported a cluster of cases of pneumonia in Wuhan, Hubei Province. In March, the World Health Organization, concerned about the rapid spread and mortality rate, characterized what we now know as the Coronavirus/COVID-19 as a pandemic. One recommendation […]
Unfortunately, we live in a society where those in power are often white men. This is nothing new, and certainly part of our Wisconsin history. During the late 19th and early 20th Century, the Fox River Valley in Eastern Wisconsin was a segregated town essentially built for and by white men of means. Irish and […]
Really 2021? I mean REALLY? You were supposed to be better than your predecessor. So far, you have not and frankly, we all need a break from the madness. Marianne Fairbanks is an assistant professor in the Design Studies department at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and she may be able to help you […]
Should you find yourself mesmerized by the Evergleam exhibit currently in the window of the Wisconsin Historical Museum on North Carol Street, you may be overcome with the desire to buy one of your own. The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree was a product made in the original Tinsel Town – also known as Manitowoc Wisconsin […]