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Radio Chipstone: 'Old Subject, New Styles' Found in Japanese Print Revival

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Chazen Museum of Art

Drew Stevens is the Distinguished Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Chazen Museum in Madison. While curating has been his thing for 30 years, Stevens says the distinguished bit came after his hair changed color.

This is contributor Gianofer Fields’ third visit with Stevens and unfortunately, it’s probably her last, thanks to his imminent retirement. But if it has to be goodbye, it’s fitting that their final conversation is about Japanese printmaking, a subject near and dear to Steven's heart. Entitled, Watanabe: Japanese Print Envoy, the exhibition is about the revival of printmaking in the early 20th Century:

Material culture contributor Gianofer Fields curates the Radio Chipstone series. The project is funded by the Chipstone Foundation, a decorative arts foundation whose mission is preserving and interpreting their collection, as well as stimulating research and education in the decorative arts.