The Syracuse University Art Museum has announced “Each One, Inspired,” a new exhibit composed of over 52 contemporary artworks by Haudenosaunee artists from all six Haudenosaunee Nations across what is now New York State.
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.
Behind each artwork in this show is a story about inspiration for the artist’s creation: representation of history, song and dance, the natural world, community mentors, and a vision for the future.
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.
The Syracuse University Art Museum is located in Shaffer Hall at Syracuse University. For more information, click here.
Photo of Haudenosaunee art provided.