Experiencing “Questioning Things” on my first day back as a gallery assistant in the Center for Design and Material Culture was daunting. Having been gone for the summer, the exhibit was a surprise to me, …
Growing up, I always had a great affinity for art. Especially as I got older, I have felt more of an inclination towards different arts and how they are able to tell such grand stories …
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.
Online Launch: June 2021. The CDMC and the Design Studies Department present a virtual edition of SoHE’s annual juried student exhibition. UW-Madison students of all majors were invited to submit their best design work generated through Design Studies courses over the past four semesters.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Online Launch: April 16, 2021. In the culmination of three years of intensive work, Design Studies MFA candidates Amanda Thatch and Han-ah Yoo present their thesis work in two digital exhibitions representing recent installations in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery.
Online Launch: April 16, 2021. This exhibition of creative works is designed to provoke awareness of the adverse ecological impacts of the fashion industry. During washing and manufacturing synthetic textile products, thousands of different chemicals and tons of microfibers are emitted, and the emission causes risks to aquatic organisms…