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A Conversation with Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Beadwork Artist Karen Ann Hoffman

You are invited to virtually meet artist Karen Ann Hoffman (Oneida Nation of Wisconsin) and learn about her artwork in the NYSM Contemporary Native Art collection, including a new acquisition, “Bernard, the Buzzard Bag.” Join NYSM Curator of Ethnology Dr. Gwen Saul for a lively conversation on Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) beadwork and how Karen Ann uses beadwork artistry to address issues of sovereignty and human rights, as well as honoring and illustrating Haudenosaunee stories and philosophies. Karen Ann is the recipient of a 2020 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; her work is represented in private collections and museums across the country, including the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Field Museum, and the Iroquois Indian Museum.