There are times when the scariest thing in the world is a brown box handed to you by a relative. The box is usually taped shut and may or may not have seen the light of day for quite some time. A few holidays ago, Ashley Kuehl traveled to Michigan to celebrate the season and […]
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.
What could have possibly been happening in 1860 in the Wisconsin State Capitol building that would require a 34 pound, six and one half foot-long, fully functioning folding knife? WHAT? It’s the many objects that call our state capitol home and it’s also one of the oddest. In this archival edition of Radio Chipstone contributor […]
Dr. Annapurna Mamidipundi is the founder of an NGO that supports vulnerable craft livelihoods in South India. She recently presented a lecture at the School of Human Ecology entitled Telling Color by Smell, Memory and Song:The Innovation of Traditional Craft in South India. In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Dr. Mamidipundi takes a break from […]
According to contributor gianofer fields…she could hear the laughter emanating from the workshop the moment she stepped off the elevator. The cause of the joyful noise? A Ho-Chunk Finger Weaving workshop in the School of Human Ecology on the UW Madison campus. The workshop is an extension of the current exhibition entitled Intersections: Indigenous Textiles […]
Radio Chipstone is a new series curated by Art Historian gianofer fields. The focus is Material Culture which… is not the study of the history of objects but the study of history through objects. This is the second of a two-part series focusing on an exhibit entitled Intersections: Indigenous Textiles of the Americas. It’s currently […]
What are you wearing? No…this isn’t the start of a creepy phone call. It’s actually a question related to the segment you are about to hear. Just…Bear with me for a minute. Radio Chipstone is a new series curated by Art Historian gianofer fields. The focus is Material Culture which… is not the study of […]