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Curator Conversation

Curator Talk: Maria Saffiotti Dale

Join Maria Saffiotti Dale, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture and Decorative Arts, as she discusses the recent donation of studio glass works by pioneering female glass artist and UW-Madison alumna Audrey Handler. The new acquisitions span Handler’s career from the 1960s to the 2010s and include works by eight other leading studio glass artists. You’ll also learn about the beginnings of the studio glass movement and the inaugural glass program founded by Harvey K. Littleton at the university. Online. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Information:

Curator Talk: Katherine Alcauskas

In this virtual visit to Suzanne Caporael: The Nature of Things, Chief Curator Katherine Alcauskas will introduce viewers to Caporael's work as she guides them through the exhibition. She'll also share interesting backstories and tidbits not included in the exhibition text.

Suzanne Caporael, American, b. 1949, Periodic Table of Elements, 1995, oil on 114 books wrapped in linen or muslin covered with gesso, 78 x 192 in., gift of Lowell and Diane Fixler, 2018.17.1-114 Online. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Information:

Curator Talk: Maria Saffiotti Dale

Maria Saffiotti Dale, Curator of Paintings, Sculpture, and Decorative Arts, will introduce the work of Marjorie Kreilick, mosaicist and professor emerita of the UW–Madison Art Department. The museum recently received a large donation from Kreilick, including mosaics, sculpture, painting, drawings, and prints that span the artist’s career.

Shown: Marjorie Kreilick, American, b. 1925, Ode to A Departed (Spirit), 1961-1963, marble and beach stones, 20 1/2 x 15 in., gift of the artist, 2020.13.8 Online. 10:30-11:15 a.m. Information:

Curator Talk: Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD

Introducing Janine Yorimoto Boldt, PhD, the Chazen's new Associate Curator of American Art. Join us on Facebook Live to discuss her research on colonial portraiture and Benjamin Franklin, and to hear more about projects she'll be working on at the Chazen. Online. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Information:

Curator Talk: New Accessions Exhibit

Have you seen the new accessions exhibit in the back Rowland Gallery yet? Chief Curator Katherine Alcauskas discusses how she put the show together, and what to look for when you visit. Online. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Information:

Curator Talk: James Wehn, PhD

Every other Friday, the Chazen's Facebook page hosts a new guest for a live session. Check back for updates on our August 14th guest. Online. 10:30-11 a.m. Information: