At the 1-year anniversary of Sofia Hagström Møller’s weaving residency at UW, Nora Renick Rinehart sits down with Hagström Møller in her home studio in Copenhagen, and Marianne Fairbanks (in Madison), to reflect. They share how their plans evolved to suit pandemic limitations.
The new podcast from the Center for Design and Material Culture begins with a focus on WWII-era food planning booklets to examine how people behave, act, and contribute in response to top-down guidance during times of struggle and strife.
Art History and Material Culture student Noah Mapes talks about his experiences during last year's fellowship, student researcher communities during a pandemic, and his contributions to the project "A Colonial Merchant: The Ledger of William Ramsay."
From home front efforts during World War II to the statements we make with our COVID masks, the first season of a new podcast from the Center for Design and Material Culture examines a broad range of topics through the prismatic lens of material culture.
Professor Marina Moskowitz highlights moments from the 2021 Harris Lecture featuring textile artist Bisa Butler and shares the CDMC's latest event recording.
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter reflects on the work of Childhood Studies scholar Dr. Meredith A. Bak and invites everyone to attend Professor Bak's conversation with Dr. Heather Kirkorian, Faculty Director of SoHE's Child Development Lab.
The interdisciplinary textile artist, whose quilted works feature African-American subjects, will give the annual Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture virtually Thursday, March 18, with the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection at UW–Madison.
Samantha Comerford, Assistant Collections Manager at the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, researches 19th-century hairwork and attends a workshop to learn hairwork techniques...using her own hair!
Through the Adopt-a-Textile program of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, Dr. Ornstein has supported a deeper, multi-faceted understanding of a unique, century-plus-year-old silk wall hanging from Turkey.
Through hundreds of hours of hands-on volunteering, Sue Engstrom is giving the public, scholars and students something she never really had in her own days as an undergraduate at UW-Madison: Access to one of the most diverse and valuable textile collections in the country.
Art History Ph.D. Candidate, Tania Kolarik, will chat with Annette Becker, Director of the Texas Fashion Collection, about her path to becoming the director, the history of the collection, and how she uses it to teach material culture to students.
Natalie Wright, curator of the Rapid Response Mask Collecting Project, provides insights into the project’s ongoing efforts to capture the varying and vital roles that masks play in daily life during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photographer Lois Bielefeld will converse with Laura Sims Peck, CDMC Operations Manager, to discuss her work, career, and what her photographs reveal about home life.
A cultural historian of the early modern period, Dr. Pitman will advance scholarly and educational connections with the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection in the Center for Design and Material Culture.