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