Wednesday, November 09, 2016 5:00am - 6:00am
Artist Talk: Duane Slick & Martin Smick on "Finding Metacom"
The Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology is proud to be cosponcering the Brown Visual Art Department's upcoming Artist Talk with Duane Slick and Martin Smick.
This collaborative exhibit centers on King Philip’s war club, a prized object in the Fruitland’s Museum collection, as context for exploring the lingering presence of Metacom (King Philip’s Wampanoag name) and the narratives that shape the telling of American History.
Looking back on the complicated history, Metacom’s story enables each artist to externalize some of the inherently complex and often emotional issues surrounding Native American and European American identities.
Duane Slick is a Meskwaki painter and storyteller who holds a BFA in painting from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA in painting from the University of California, Davis. He began teaching at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 1995, and has lectured at colleges and universities across the U.S. and taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Martin Smick holds a BFA in painting from Washington University and an MFA in painting from RISD. He was a 2009-10 Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center and has exhibited work nationally. He teaches at RISD and Brown University.