"[art]ifact: where history meets art" is an exhibit that showcases locally made historical artifacts from the La Crosse County Historical Society's collection alongside new original artwork inspired by these objects and their stories. Example artifacts include: a cradle board used by mothers from the Ho Chunk Nation, a traditional Hmong gardening knife, pearl shells and buttons from Wisconsin Pearl Button Company, and the Leona, a women's undergarment invented and manufactured in La Crosse.
[art]ifact highlights historic and artistic accomplishments by celebrating the local men and women who created consumer articles and modern artists who will create inspired artwork in our post-manufacturing society. - See more at: http://www.wisconsinhumanities.org/calendar/event/528#sthash.enjJ7x55.dpuf
Funded project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council. The Wisconsin Humanities Council was established in 1972 as an independent affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Today, fifty-six state humanities councils exist in fifty states, three territories, two commonwealths, and the District of Columbia. The state affiliates were founded in order to foster local and statewide public humanities programs and to help state residents use the tools of the humanities to thoughtfully discuss current public policy issues.