Native Arts Artist-in-Residence: Will Wilson (March 23-31)

Saturday, March 23, 2013Sunday, March 31, 2013
North Building - Level 3
Included in general admission.

Will Wilson is the DAM’s Native Arts Artist-in-Residence for March. Will is a photographer who creates tintype portraits as part of his current project, “Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange.”  During the last week in March, he will transform the artist-in-residence space in the American Indian Galleries into a “wet’ photography studio. Drop by during museum hours to meet the artist and watch demonstrations of this unique process. A pop-up exhibit that will be on view at the DAM on March 29–April 7 will feature some of the portraits.

Come meet Will on the following dates, 11 am–4 pm:

  • March 23 and 24
  • March 26–31

Wilson challenges classic photographic portraiture of Native Americans, such as work by Edward S. Curtis. Utilizing a combination of historic tintype and contemporary digital processes, Will creates documents that reposition the indigenous image through a photographic exchange with his sitters. Free with museum general admission. No reservations required.