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Arts and Performance

Each One, Inspired: Haudenosaunee Art Across the Homelands

August 19, 2021November 19, 2021 EDT

Syracuse University Art Museum

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Composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York, this exhibit takes a closer look at the multiple sources of inspiration in contemporary Haudenosaunee art including: treaties, the natural world, community and family members, ancestors, oral histories, and connection to land. Collectively, the artworks in this exhibit break convention by challenging the expected, disrupting stereotypes and non-Haudenosaunee historical narratives.

As the artists and their works demonstrate in this exhibit, the continuous trajectory of Haudenosaunee art has been in existence since long before 1607 and the arrival of Europeans. What does a canon of Haudenosaunee art look like? Each One Inspired: Haudenosaunee art across the homelands will give visitors a sense of the dynamic, loud, punchy, glittering, somber, and intricate ways Haudenosaunee artists respond to, react to, and draw inspiration from their communities and histories; in doing so, this exhibit asks visitors to question their own relationships to Indigenous histories, people, and lands.

Curated by Gwendolyn Saul, PhD, Curator of Ethnography and Ethnology, these works are on loan from the  Contemporary Native American Art Collection, New York State Museum, Albany.

Museum Hours

Tuesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Mondays & University holidays

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This event was first published on July 7, 2021 and last updated on September 1, 2021.

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