Online Launch: Fall 2020. Since March of 2020 face masks have become our central tool in the fight against COVID-19. This exhibition seeks to understand the new ways in which textiles play a critical role in our daily lives as protective face coverings. It uses a “rapid response” collecting model to select masks for the HLATC which mark this contemporary moment as historic.
The 1st Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium featured presentations by the inaugural cohort of fellows. Their presentations focused on 1 of the 3 CDMC pillars: design thinking, material culture, and textiles.
CDMC Conversation between nibiiwakamigkwe, a Métis, Onyota’a:ka (Oneida), Anishinaabe (Ojibwe), Cuban and waabishkiiwed Two-Spirit artist, and artist Dakota Mace, SoHE MFA alumna and CDMC Photographer.
CDMC Conversation between Milwaukee-based interdisciplinary artist, curator, and educator Nirmal Raja and CDMC’s Associate Academic Curator Stacy Motte. They discussed Nirmal’s approach, process, and her newest exhibition “Feeble Barriers.”
Installed in Gallery: September 5 – December 6, 2019. Online Launch: Summer 2020. From the Andes to the Great Lakes, textiles reflect cultural narratives of community and tradition. This exhibit analyzes select textiles from HLATC and the Little Eagle Arts Foundation to provide a deeper understanding of the lifeways, movement, and stories of these objects.