Rhode Island museum gets native arts grant
The Vancouver, Wash.,-based Native Arts and Cultures Foundation has given the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum in Exeter a $10,000 grant. The foundation says the money will support a collaborative project with Narragansett artist Allen Hazard, who has been making wampum art for more than 35 years. The project is called “Wampum: Telling Our Story.”
The foundation recently awarded grants to 27 other American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian artists and organizations in 15 states.
The Tomaquag museum tells the story of indigenous people in Rhode Island and New England through its 20,000 objects and hundreds of thousands of pieces of archival materials.
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