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 […]
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.
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 […]
When the USA faces times of consternation and turmoil, the stoutest patriot will encourage their fellow citizens to find faith in our long-standing symbols…like the flag. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Kelli tells contributor gianofer fields that she gets what it means to be an American. However, asking her to be PROUD of our […]
Iris Häussler will tell you that she grew up in a house full of evocative objects. As one of nine people in a busy household, Häussler was often left to her own imagination. She created narratives for imaginary characters. Some were based on experiences shared with her father, a veterinarian, as he made his rounds […]
One of the many facets of Material Culture is the study of people’s relationships with objects. It’s about how we interact with objects in a way that takes us beyond the surface. But what happens when we stop engaging on a deeper level, stop asking questions and start creating narratives based on glances. What happens […]