Graduate students engaged with Material Culture studies across UW–Madison closed out the academic year with a day-long symposium, “Feeling Fragmentary.”
Month: May 2021
The Portal: A Step into the Past
Online Launch: June 2021. “The Portal: A Step into The Past” is an online exhibition/virtual experience featuring student-designed historic interiors. Juried by Shana McCaw, Brent Budsberg, and Jonathan Prown and digitally curated by IA design studies students, the exhibit showcases selected period rooms from course “DS 422: History of Architecture.”
Material Culture Student Spotlight: Sophie Rain Plzak
Spring 2021 Art History graduate Sophie Rain Plzak shares her thoughts on the Material Culture Certificate program and her future plans.
Student Spotlight: Samantha Comerford, “Dresses for Death: Mass-Produced Burial Garments in America, 1880-1915”
Art History Master’s student (and 2021 graduate) Samantha Comerford shares her research and favorite HLATC stories with us to reflect on her recent graduation.
Student Spotlight: Lindsey Wilson, “Grief Unveiled: A Study on Victorian Mourning Practices and Spiritualism”
Textile Design and Art History student (and 2021 graduate) Lindsey Wilson shares her Senior Thesis work and research around Victorian mourning practices.
CDMC Producers Win Awards from Wisconsin Broadcasters Association
Radio Chipstone episode from Producer-in-Residence Gianofer Fields honored with Best Feature Bronze Medal, and three pieces by Jonah Chester won awards.
2021 Design Studies Second Year MFA Exhibition
Online Launch: May 8, 2021. In the culmination of two years of work, Design Studies MFA candidates Henry Obeng and Nora Renick Rinehart present their work in two digital exhibitions representing recent installations in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Henry Obeng: “The Trail”
Online Launch May 8, 2021. Inspired by botanical history, land use, and plant ecologies as they relate to us as citizens and noncitizens, this exhibition builds connections between Obeng’s experiences as a surveilled non-citizen and plant specimens in the UW–Madison Herbarium through hundreds of cyanotype images presented on handmade paper made from recycled Badger T-shirts.
Milwaukee Film Fest Short Featuring Beth Lipman’s “House Album” Explores the Meaning of the American Home
CDMC Director reflects on the short film’s special connections with the center, SoHE, and Wisconsin. Join the next CDMC Conversations event, featuring the artist and filmmaker, to learn more.
Nora Renick Rinehart: “Flannel Futures”
Online Launch: May 8, 2021. “Flannel Futures” inquires into the making of memory, questions the perseverance of tradition versus the conjuring of new normals, and wonders how we will commemorate that which we have used to commemorate our own past from the vantage point of the future.