Each year the New York State Museum acquires new artworks for the Contemporary Native American Art Collection (CNAAC) from artists whose heritage is affiliated with Indigenous communities in New York. Join Curator of Ethnology Gwen Saul for an introduction to recent acquisitions (2016-2017) to the CNAAC featuring contemporary work in photography, basketry, painting, and intricately carved woodwork. This group of eight new artworks by five artists evokes lively conversation about what it means to be Indigenous in the twenty-first century.
Contemporary Native American Art Collection
12:10 PM –12:30 PM (followed by brief Q & A period)