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Everson Museum of Art Opens Haudenosaunee: Elements Exhibition

The Everson Museum of Art has opened Haudenosaunee: Elements with a weekend long celebration. On view through January 16, 2011.

Haudenosaunee: Elements presents works by contemporary Haudenosaunee artists from the six nations of the Iroquois Confederacy—Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, Seneca, Cayuga and Tuscarora.

The artists range from those with well established careers to new and notable talents. Among those exhibiting are Jay Carrier, Harold Farmer, Katsitsionni Fox and Ed Burnam, Ronni-Leigh Goeman, Stonehorse Goeman, Tom Huff, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Ada Jacques, G. Peter Jemison, Peter B. Jones, Linley Logan, Shelley Niro, Aweñheeyoh Powless, Jolene Rickard, Clint Shenandoah, Leah Shenandoah, Natasha Smoke Santiago, Smiley Summers, Tammy Tarbell-Boehing, and Tracy Thomas.

This is the first exhibition of Haudenosaunee contemporary art at the Everson Museum since the 1970s.

Major funding for Haudenosaunee: Elements is provided by Richard J. Giarrusso, DDS; The children of William C. and Jane C. Egan in their parents’ honor; the New York Council for the Humanities. Media sponsorship provided by The Post-Standard.

The Everson Museum of Art, whose roots extend to 1897, is internationally recognized for its extensive and significant collection of ceramics, its pioneering art video collection and its distinctive structural design by the noted architect I.M. Pei. As the first museum devoted to collecting American art, the Everson uses this focus to make possible direct encounters with all art through its collections, exhibitions, scholarship, and educational programs. In addition to exhibitions, the Everson presents a monthly Contemporary Film Series, regular Artists Open events and a wide variety of art education programs for adults and children.

The operation of the Everson Museum of Art is made possible with funding from the Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, County of Onondaga, the Central New York Community Foundation, and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

Image: Frank Buffalo Hyde, Onondaga, God Save the Queen, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48 in. Courtesy of the artist

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