PhD student in Design History, Maeve M. Hogan, discusses the curatorial vision for Lace in the Helen Louise Textile Collection, on view in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery, September 8 through November 17, 2021.
Sneak peek from co-curator Marina Moskowitz of the fall 2021 exhibit “Politics at Home: Textiles as American Politics” in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Throughout the pandemic many people turned to sewing for the first time—or for the first time in many years—to create masks for their communities. In the third episode of “Refrangible,” Gianofer Fields introduces us to an old friend who helped her in this endeavor: her mother’s sewing machine.
Graduate students engaged with Material Culture studies across UW–Madison closed out the academic year with a day-long symposium, “Feeling Fragmentary.”
Spring 2021 Art History graduate Sophie Rain Plzak shares her thoughts on the Material Culture Certificate program and her future plans.
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.
Textile Design and Art History student (and 2021 graduate) Lindsey Wilson shares her Senior Thesis work and research around Victorian mourning practices.
Radio Chipstone episode from Producer-in-Residence Gianofer Fields honored with Best Feature Bronze Medal, and three pieces by Jonah Chester won awards.
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.
As the U.S. slowly reopens thanks to rising vaccination rates and declining COVID-19 infections, the traditional maypole celebration of springtime seems to be an especially apt way to transition out of a pandemic winter. The second episode of the CDMC’s new podcast, Refrangible, contemplates what this ritual may mean today.