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Artist Conversation with Gerald Clarke at Ontario Museum of History & Art

By Ontario Museum of History & Art
Ontario Museum of History & Art
03/21/2024 at 07:30 AM

Recently, Conduit exhibited artist Gerald Clarke joined guest curator Debra Scacco for a conversation about water rights, American Indian stereotypes and the role water plays in Indigenous culture. Gerald Clarke is a visual artist, educator, tribal leader, cultural practitioner and an enrolled citizen of the Cahuilla Band of Indians.  

Gerald Clarke is currently a Professor of Ethnic Studies at the University of California Riverside where he teaches classes in Native American art, history and culture. Clarke has exhibited his work extensively and can be seen in numerous exhibitions as well as major museum collections. In 2020, the Palm Springs Art Museum hosted Gerald Clarke: Falling Rock, the first major retrospective of the artist's work. He holds a B.A. in Art from the University of Central Arkansas and the M.A./M.F.A. degrees in Painting/Sculpture from Stephen F. Austin State University.