Award of Distinction: Object Studies
Please note that all session times are in Eastern Daylight Time
Join us as we celebrate 2020/2021 Award of Distinction recipient, Kristina Madsen, in this engaging and insightful object studies with curators from three collecting institutions including Yale University Art Gallery, The Renwick Museum, and the RISD Museum.
Join us for a behind-the-scenes experience and conversation with curators John Stuart Gordon, Ned Cooke, Mary Savig, and Emily Banas as they talk about Kristina’s work, how they acquired the pieces, and why collecting studio furniture is an important part of their museum’s collections. The curators won’t be doing ALL the talking though…You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions of your own as this session ends with a live Q&A with all three curators.
Kristina Madsen at the Yale University Art Gallery
In her bench from 1988, Madsen explored a new approach to surface carving that would inform her later work. Edward S. Cooke, Jr., and John Stuart Gordon compare Madsen’s bench to later examples of her work, as well as to related objects in the Hume Furniture Study at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Kristina Madsen’s Window Seat at the RISD Museum
For this Object Study, Emily will discuss Kristina Madsen’s Window Seat in the RISD Museum’s collection. She will also examine this work within the context of building RISD’s collection of studio furniture in the 1990’s, the support from national arts organizations that made it possible, and how the development of the furniture design program at RISD is reflected in the way the museum collected.
Kristina Madsen Dining Chair at the Renwick Gallery
Mary Savig’s talk will focus on Madsen’s 1993 dining chair in the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. She will focus on her interest in textiles and hand-carving techniques and designs.