ALBANY, NY.- The New York State Museum
announced the acquisition of twenty-one new works of art by eighteen artists from Native American Nations in New York State . From baskets and beadwork to modern art, the newest additions celebrate the traditional roots of Native American artistry through modern expression. An exhibition featuring the artwork is scheduled for fall 2014.
The Board of Regents and the State Museum are pleased to add twenty-one works of art by talented Native American artists from across the State to our collection, said State Museum Director Mark Schaming. We have collected Native American cultural items since the 1840s. The collection was developed to work with Native American communities in the acquisition of artwork that best represents their cultures and history.
The artists and their work include:
David Fadden, Mohawk "At the Social, acrylic on canvas painting" Ronni-Leigh Goeman, Onondaga, and Stonehorse Goeman, Tonawanda Seneca "Blue Heron with Baby basket, made with black ash, sweet grass and moose hair with moose antler and buffalo horn carvings" Tony Gonyea, Onondaga "Two-Row Wampum Belt, made with ceramic beads, deerskin, and sinew" Brenda Hill, Tuscarora "Pot with Wampum Bead Rim, earthenware with wampum bead inlay Bear Comb lid and dish, earthenware" Tom Huff, Seneca-Cayuga "Ancestors/Tree of Life, Brazilian soapstone with walnut base" Mary Jacobs, Seneca "New Age Hat, velvet with raised beadwork and satin ribbon" David Martine, Shinnecock "Mandush, Shinnecock Sachem of the 17th century, acrylic on canvas painting" Towanna Miller, Mohawk "Residential School , acrylic on canvas painting" Penny Minner, Seneca "Corn Wash, Market, and Tote/Purse baskets made of black ash " Roger Perkins, Mohawk "Bear Clan, digital, archival ink on canvas I Pop Arted Tonto, digital, archival ink on canvas" Bryan Printup, Tuscarora "Ring Bearer Cushion, velvet with raised beadwork" Sheila Ransom, Mohawk "Birds Beak, black ash and sweet grass fancy basket" Natasha Smoke Santiago , Mohawk "Emerging Corn (Belly series), densite, acrylic & raffia sculpture" Alyssa Schmidt, Seneca "Beaded hair ornament and earrings" Antoinette Scott, Seneca "Three Sisters: Corn, Beans, and Squash, cornhusk dolls with traditional beaded clothing" Samuel Thomas, Cayuga "Bandolier Bag, wool and cotton with glass seed beads, 14 karat gold beads, and satin ribbon" Carson Waterman, Seneca "Man with Gustowets, acrylic on canvas painting"