When COVID precautions limited in-person gatherings and closed campus galleries, the CDMC quickly adapted. Exhibitions were put online. Social media channels were revamped. And before the end of the summer, the center had launched a new website (cdmc.wisc.edu) as well as CDMC Conversations: live, online discussions between artists, designers, industry professionals, staff, and students.
CDMC gallery exhibitions now available online, Kerr TV interview on parenting stresses under COVID-19, Ponto wins data science research grant from American Family Insurance, new food security mapping tool from Bartfeld featured in Mid-West Farm Report, and more.
Dr. Sarah Anne Carter, currently Visiting Executive Director and Visiting Assistant Professor of Design Studies, has accepted an invitation to serve as CDMC’s Executive Director beginning in fall of 2021.
Mat depicting the seal of the United States President, Needle lace in cotton or linen, 1950-1990, United States, 7” diameter. By Nora Renick Rinehart, a first year MFA student in Design Studies. While doing research for an upcoming project on textiles and American politics, this exquisite example of needle lace immediately caught my attention. Created […]
Gifts will boost both a fall 2019 gallery exhibit and Covering Wisconsin health efforts.
Dress, North America, 1920-1929, embroidery, tambour work, 40 x 23 in. Allison Gorniakis graduating this week from the Textile and Fashion Design program in the School of Human Ecology. For this week’s Textile Tuesday, graduating senior Allison Gorniak takes a fresh approach to a silk “flapper” dress, using creative writing to imagine the meaning of […]
Located in SoHE, the Center for Design and Material Culture (CDMC) is a space for students, scholars, and the public to study, practice, and experience material culture and design as complex relationships between humans and the material world, today and in the past. CDMC works in partnership with SoHE’s Design Studies Department and is home […]
Blog by student Meg McMahon, x’17 In 1997, letters posted 1939 Prague were discovered in Milwaukee. They were written by a young Jewish couple hoping to escape German occupation with the help of an American relative living in Wisconsin. Included in the letters were fashion sketches and an appeal to employ seamstress Hedwig “Hedy” Strnad. Hedy did […]
Threads Fashion Show Each year, TFD majors collaborate with UW-Madison students across the campus for the Threads fashion show and design event, a professional production that highlights the work of our TFD students. Design Gallery and Textile Collection TFD students have year-round access to two inspirational, in-house resources. The Ruth Davis Design Gallery provides a […]
The Design Gallery and Textile Collection SoHE Interior Architecture students have access to two exceptional in-house educational resources. The Ruth Davis Design Gallery provides a premier exhibition space for student portfolio shows and critiques. And, the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is a research resource with more than 13,000 pieces, making it one of the […]
Located in the School of Human Ecology, the Ruth Davis Design Gallery is an exhibition space focused on the processes and results of design. Exhibitions include national, international makers, and design students at UW–Madison. Visiting the gallery is free and open to the public. NOTE: Due to COVID-19 campus restrictions, the Ruth Davis Design Gallery […]