New York State Museum Opens Exhibition: “Each One Inspired: Indigenous Art Across the Homelands”

G. Peter Jemison, Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) - 1687 War (after Guernica), 2015 

G. Peter Jemison, Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) 
1687 War (after Guernica), 2015 
Acrylic, watercolor and pencil on hot press paper 
NYSM E-2018.16 

This article originally appeared in a New York State Education Department press release.

A new exhibition, Each One Inspired: Indigenous Art Across the Homelands, is now open for the public to view at the New York State Museum, State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced today. The new exhibition which features more than 60 original creations of Indigenous artwork by artists whose homelands lie within what is now New York will be open through March 2024. This collection of contemporary art focuses on Indigenous histories, teachings, and communities and how they relate to and inspire our relationships and connections to our environment.

Board of Regents Chancellor Lester W. Young, Jr. said, “Indigenous art is significant because it captures the culture, traditions, and expressions of native communities. This new exhibition will help to foster a deeper understanding of their perspectives and help to promote cultural diversity and appreciation of the identities and contributions of Indigenous people to the history of our State.”

State Education Commissioner Betty A. Rosa said, “When experiencing this new exhibition, Museum guests will have the opportunity to make strong connections with Indigenous art, heritage, and traditions and how they relate to the profound history of New York State. Furthermore, the display of this exceptional collection helps to promote cross-cultural understanding while also sharing unique artistic expressions and the resilience of Indigenous people.” Read more...