The exhibit features over 30 Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artists and focuses upon contemporary concerns that warrant their attention and creative comment. Exhibition works (artwork and poetry) include those that explore boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the arts.
As the season opens, the Iroquois Museum has been designated an International Site of Conscience. Institutions holding this designation are “united by their commitment to connect past to present, memory to action.”
Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014 is supported in part by grants from the New York Council for the Humanities and the donations of individuals.
About the Iroquois Indian Museum
The Iroquois Indian Museum, established in 1980, is an educational institution dedicated to fostering understanding of Iroquois culture using Iroquois art as a window to that culture. The Museum is a venue for promoting Iroquois art and artists, and a meeting place for all peoples to celebrate Iroquois culture and diversity.
As an anthropological institution, it is informed by research on archaeology, history, and the common creative spirit of modern artists and craftspeople It is located in modern building designed to evoke the Great Longhouses of the Iroquois.