Each One Inspired

Each One Inspired: Indigenous Art Across the Homelands

September 5, 2023 to June 2, 2024
West Gallery

Each One Inspired: Indigenous Art Across the Homelands examines the sources of inspiration for Indigenous artists across what is now New York. Featuring over 60 original artworks from the NYSM Contemporary Indigenous Art Collection, this thematic exhibit focuses on the connections to lands, community, the natural world, ancestors, and histories that continue to inspire Indigenous artists whose ancestral lands lie within what is now New York.

Erin Lee Antonak, OnΛyota’a:ka (Oneida Nation, NY) - “Mom?”, 2020-21

Online Feature

Discover more about select works from the exhibtion, including images and informaton about the artwork and artists. 


Additional Resources

Natasha Smoke-Santiago examines pottery rim sherds

Coupling Indigenous Artwork and Ancient Artifacts

Mohawk artist Natasha Smoke-Santiago recently visited the NYSM with Garth Johnson, curator of ceramics at the Everson Museum, to examine Haudenosaunee pottery from New York archaeological sites. Learn more about an upcoming exhibit at the Everson featuring the artist's work and archaeology artificacts from the NYSM.


Karen Ann Hoffman’s Inspiration for Creating Bernard the Buzzard Bag