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Weaving Connections: New Interpretations of Historical American Textile Design

The exhibition Politics at Home: Textiles as American History, in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, features several woven coverlets from the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; these…

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The Overshare: Telling Stories and Documenting a Life in Needle Lace

Sydney-based maker Maggie Hensel-Brown will join the CDMC to talk about her approach as a contemporary lace maker. With work currently on view in Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection…

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Textiles on Campus: A Panel Discussion on the Possibilities of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection

Politics at Home: Textiles as American History, on view in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery, and Lace from the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, on view in the Lynn Mecklenburg Textile Gallery,…

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2nd Annual Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium

The Center for Design and Material Culture is pleased to host the second annual Chipstone-CDMC Undergraduate Research Fellowship Symposium on Tuesday, August 24 at 10AM. This fellowship program, in…

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Visible/Invisible: Designing Afro-Futures

D. Denenge Duyst-Akpem presents on her multi-hyphenate practice as an award-winning, self-described “space sculptor”, designer, writer, performance artist, and educator whose practice and…

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Cotton: A Conversation with Malkha

Sarah Anne Carter, Executive Director of the Center for Design and Material Culture, UW-Madison, introduces the Malkha | Madison project. Annapurna Mamidipudi (Ph.D., Science and Technology Studies,…

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Weaving Malkha

Weaving Malkha by Hong Huo for the CDMC and Malkha | Madison Project.

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CDMC Conversation Series: “Beth Lipman’s House Album”, a Short Film by Atesh Atici

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 4:30pm CST The CDMC hosted a conversation around Beth Lipman’s House Album, a short film by Atesh Atici playing in the Milwaukee Film Festival. The film explores…

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CDMC Conversation Series: Nora Renick Rinehart and Emilie Mulcahey

Star Trek Said Quilts Are Queer Art Thursday, May 20, 2021, 5:00pm CST Alongside her second year MFA exhibition, Flannel Futures, Nora Renick Rinehart has created a comic/essay entitled Star Trek…

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CDMC Conversation Series: Amanda Thatch and Zoe Cohen

April 22, 2021. 5:00 PM CT. This installment of the CDMC Conversation Series focuses on how visual art and language can meet in textile practice and collaboration. MFA candidate in Textiles/Design…

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Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture 2021: A Conversation with Bisa Butler

March 18, 2021. 4PM CT. Bisa Butler, an interdisciplinary textile artist whose works showcase personal and historical narratives of African-Americans, gave the Ruth Ketterer Harris Lecture virtually…

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CDMC Conversation & Workshop: Meredith A. Bak & Heather Kirkorian, “Playful Visions”

Playful Visions: Children’s Media Culture before Screen Time March 12, 2021. 2:00 PM CT. Dr. Meredith A. Bak is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers…

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CDMC Conversation Series: Annette Becker

Wednesday, February 10, 2021, 12:00pm CT Annette Becker is a fashion historian and arts educator whose work focuses on accessible material culture studies. She currently serves as the director of…

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CDMC Conversation Series: Lois Bielefeld

Friday, January 29, 2021, 12:00pm CT Lois Bielefeld is a Chicago-based commercial and gallery photographer. Her gallery work focuses on constructing visual stories of everyday life while asking what…

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CDMC Conversation Series: Dakota Mace

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 1:00 PM CT Join CDMC Visiting Executive Director Sarah Anne Carter in this conversation with Diné (Navajo) artist and scholar, Dakota Mace. A graduate of the…

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CDMC Conversation Series: PJ Carlino and Nastaran Shishegar

Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 1:00pm CT PJ Carlino is a design educator and design historian. His scholarship decodes the history embedded in industrially produced products with a particular focus on…

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