Kate Ericson1955-1995

MIT List Visual Arts CenterFrances Young Tang Museum - Skidmore College
Cambridge, Saratoga Springs, NY, MA

$15,000 toward Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler: America Starts Here, 1985-1995, a traveling exhibition with accompanying catalogue and related public programs, organized by List curator Bill Arning and Tang curator Ian Berry. From the late 1970s until her death, Ericson and Ziegler created witty and stimulating installations and outdoor environments using everyday objects. These included Camouflaged History, 1991, an entire Charleston, S.C. house painted in a U.S. military camouflage pattern with 72 commercial paint colors designated as historic by the local preservation group.