Radio Chipstone: Diversity In The Study Of Art History

Oct 6, 2018

Are you one of those old school museum attendees whose head whips around to investigate even the whispers of a conversation? If you are, you're in good company because our material culture contributor Gianofer Fields is one of those people — even though she says she's working on it.

During a weekly visit to the Chazen Museum of Art in Madison, Fields heard what turned out to be a group of art history students. The students were part of a race and representation in American art class, led by Teaching Assistant Mark Summers — a Ph. D. candidate in the art history department.

In this edition of Radio Chipstone, Summers was gracious to entertain questions from Fields who noticed a lack of diversity in the students present in the museum:

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.