Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero - Page 7

Director’s Foreword Education is at the heart of the Chazen’s mission, so we are pleased to present Squad: The Calling of the Common Hero, Photography by Faisal Abdu’Allah. Students worked collaboratively with the artist— who was also their professor—to develop the details and theme of the show. The students not only had access to the Chazen’s exhibit space, but also were given the opportunity to work with the museum’s professional staff as part of their learning experience. Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Chazen Museum of Art Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. — Russell Panczenko Director, Chazen Museum of Art Realizing this show, with its oversized portraits, was no small task. The larger-than-life-size prints had to be shipped from California and then mounted for display in Madison. The museum’s chief registrar Ann Sinfield coordinated shipping from Magnolia Editions in Oakland, California, and preparators Steve Johanowicz and Kate Wanberg shepherded the artwork through the mounting process. The catalogue, which comes in digital and a limited printed format, was designed and executed by Jeff Weyer. Editor Kirstin Pires worked with the students to prepare their essays for publication and oversaw production of the book. 3