Storytelling in Metal: Artist Talk with Margaret Jacobs

2–3 pm
Huxley Theater

Margaret Jacobs is a contributing artist to the Each One Inspired: Indigenous Art Across the Homelands exhibit that is currently on view here at the State Museum. Jacobs’s art explores the transformation of human-made metal objects and material into elements of the natural world that also embody Indigenous knowledge, history, and practice of Haudenosaunee and Kanien’ kehá:ka  (Mohawk) people.   

About the Presenter

Margaret Jacobs, Akwesasne Mohawk, is an artist, educator, and independent curator. A metalsmith who creates fabricated steel sculpture and powder-coated jewelry, Jacobs’s work explores the natural world and human-made materials while embracing and intermingling technology processes with materials more frequently associated with Indigenous work such as antler, shell, and horn. She is a 2018 awardee from the Rebecca Blunk Fund through the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) and a 2019 recipient of the Artist in Business Leadership Award through the First Peoples Fund. Jacobs shows her work internationally and has participated in numerous artist residencies, including at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Sante Fe, New Mexico, and the Franconia Sculpture Park in Shafer, Minnesota.