Chazen Museum of Art

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Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW–Madison

We plan to keep this exhibition on view into the fall of 2020. | Leslie and Johanna Garfield Galleries

Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison

[Above: Kathleen O'Connell, Meditation in Traffic, 2014, courtesy the artist, Bakersville, North Carolina]
Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison is a first-time collaboration between the Chazen, Kohler Art Library, and UW Archives presenting fifty years of book arts at UW–Madison. Interviews with 21 students and teachers (past and present) recorded by the UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program are presented alongside examples of their works from the Kohler Art Library’s Artists’ Book Collection. Each of the two galleries dedicated to the exhibition has a customized sound installation playing different audio loops approximately twenty minutes in length. 
 
The Chazen Museum of Art’s fiftieth anniversary year activities are supported by a grant from the UW-Madison Anonymous Fund, with additional support from the office of the Chancellor. Exhibition curators Lyn Korenic and Tracy Honn thank the narrators of the oral histories, as well as Craig Eley, sound editing and mixing; Sarah Lange, interviews and voice-overs; Troy Reeves, UW–Madison Archives Oral History Program; UW-Madison Libraries Kohler Art Library; UW–Madison Libraries Department of Special Collections; Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries; the Evjue Foundation, Inc., Dana Lytle and Planet Propaganda, and the Chazen Museum of Art.
 

Feb. 9 Tour with Curators

2 to 2:40 p.m. | Exhibition curators Lyn Korenic and Tracy Honn lead a 40 minute tour of Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison. Garfield Galleries
 

Feb. 20 Reception 

5:30 pm | A Life in Book Arts: UW-Madison Alumna Ruth Lingen in Conversation with Amy Gilman.
6:30 pm | Reception: refreshments, cash bar
 

Feb. 21 Talk

10 to 11 a.m.Talking Prints with Ruth Lingen
UW-Madison alumna Ruth Lingen will lead an in-depth discussion of contemporary printmaking featuring works from the Chazen’s collection. The event is free, but registration is required.
 

March 5 Tour with Curators

12:30 p.m. | Exhibition curators Lyn Korenic and Tracy Honn lead a 40 minute tour of Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison. Garfield Galleries

March 15 Tour with Curators

2 p.m. | Exhibition curators Lyn Korenic and Tracy Honn lead a 40 minute tour of Speaking of Book Arts: Oral Histories from UW-Madison. Garfield Galleries

 

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