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Gallery Talk: Unlocking the Cabinet

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Registration is requested

Members $2 and Visitors $5 plus admission ($10)

Gallery Talk: Unlocking the Cabinet

with Brent Budsberg

In "Unlocking the Cabinet" Brent Budsberg, designer and owner of Current Projects, will reflect on the challenges he and his crew faced in replicating the elaborate 19th century bookcase that houses the King's Chapel Library. He will discuss furniture reproduction as a form of historical research - a deep dive through hands-on experience that raises questions and offers insights unavailable through conventional forms of research.

This gallery talk is limited to 12 participants.

Brent Budsberg is an artist, exhibition designer, and woodworker living in Milwaukee, WI. He owns and operates Current Projects, a boutique firm that specializes in design and custom fabrication for museums, artists, and filmmakers. Since 2013, he has worked closely with the Chipstone Foundation designing numerous exhibits including Mrs. M___’s Cabinet at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Eliza’s Peculiar Cabinet of Curiosities at Lynden Sculpture Garden, and Florence Eiseman - Designing Childhood for the American Century at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Along with his wife and collaborator, Shana McCaw, he has exhibited sculpture, photography, and film nationally and internationally. He has received numerous awards, including Fellowship.art and the Mary Nohl Fellowship for individual artists.

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