Who is that dude on the square? You know the one…made out of bronze, taking a slight step forward, kinda green. If you know what I’m talking about but you don’t know who he is…why is there a monument dedicated to him? Hilary Morgan Leathem is a Doctoral Candidate in the Department of Anthropology at […]
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.
Born in 1951, Matt Mixon and spent his formative years living in Central Milwaukee. As a teen, his family moved to the Northside. Change is hard especially when it comes without warning. But what happens when the demand for change is ignored for too long. During the Long Hot Summer of 1967 African American people […]
When your art involves food and relies on face to face social interactions, what do you do when public gatherings are prohibited? When faced with that question, artists Spatula & Barcode took their project to the virtual realm. The work entitled Come to the Table is currently at the Chazen Museum. At the center is […]
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 […]
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 […]