The first thing you will notice should you be fortunate enough to meet Cedric Johnson is his impeccable style. Johnson is the Community Services Manager at Madison Gas and Electric, and while his profession often demands that he looks the part. However, dressing well is more than just fashion. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, […]
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.
As people continue to take to the streets to demand justice, it’s not the first time Black people in our state have fought for their Civil Rights. In the early 1840s, Wisconsin met the critical mass for becoming a state. The population was a mix of Native people, North Easterners, and those from the upper […]
In what many would call a surprise ruling, especially during the current political climate, the Supreme Court handed down a six to three ruling in favor of Gay and Transgender Rights. According to Shawn Padley, it’s about time. For most of his adult life, Padley had to respond to feminine pronouns like she and her. […]
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 […]
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 […]