If you were ever fortunate enough to see James Babcock standing outside Hawks Inn in Delafield, the sight of him would cause you to question the current time period. Built in 1845, the Inn was a popular stagecoach shop. As curator, Babcock made sure that every visitor experienced the Inn much like the travelers of […]
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.
Just east of Baraboo on the aptly named Man Mound Road lives the only surviving anthropomorhpic effigy mound in North America. Built between 750 and 1200 AD by Late Woodland people, the mound contains objects that help tell the story of Wisconsin long before statehood. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Robert Nurre shares the […]
As institutions of higher learning across the country grapple with questions about reopening and how to keep students safe, contributor gianofer fields reached back into her archive for a segment from a time when folks could wander freely in the old Memorial Union. Her guest, Dr. William Moore was a professor in the History Department […]
As we all dig deeper into our personal well of distractions, how many of you find yourselves trying to remember what the hell you did for fun before, live music, bars, and Netflix? You know: the olden days before yelling at distance cousins about their out-of-touch political views on social media. Well, if you look […]
It’s no secret that we live in the age of digital images. If you have a smartphone, you can search for an apartment or find true-ish love, perhaps both by looking at an image. While the technology is relatively new, people have used the content of images to create narratives since the first cave paintings. […]
Jo Jensen is a retired teacher and artist bursting with creativity. Her latest body of work features her favorite R and B artists like Marvin Gaye and Big Mama Thornton, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Otis Redding, and, last but not least…Little Walter. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Jensen tells contributor gianofer fields that while […]