The Art of G. Peter Jemison

“To Help People See”: The Art of G. Peter Jemison

March 12, 2021–November 7, 2021

Riderless Horse by Peter Jemison

Multimedia artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan), has had a career that spans decades and nations, influencing generations of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alike. His artwork depicts his personal experience of Haudenosaunee culture, the tensions between Euro-American and Indigenous American ways of life, and the ongoing struggle for Native American land rights restoration.

G. Peter Jemison, Riderless Horse, 1978. Photo by Andy Olenick.

Read the press release
Read Iroquois Creation story to come alive in collaborative community mural paintings ~ Democrat and Chronicle

Programs


Tradition meets contemporary Seneca Art with Peter Jemison
HODI:TA:’ HAYA’ DAHA’

Sunday, March 28, 2021 | 2 pm | FREE

Tradition meets contemporary Seneca Art on common ground with Jamie Jacobs, Tonawanda Seneca Nation, and G. Peter Jemison, Seneca Nation of Indians.

Jacobs (Tonawanda Seneca, Turtle Clan), is the assistant curator for the Rock Foundation Collection housed at the Rochester Museum and Science Center. He is a highly skilled traditional artist, a speaker of the Seneca language, and an orator for Seneca oral traditions and ceremonies.

Multimedia artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan), has had a career that spans decades and nations, influencing generations of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists alike. Jemison is the Historic Site Manager for Ganondagan State Historic Site, an artist, a curator, author, filmmaker, and a Faith keeper. This event was virtual.


Especially for Educators:
Seeing the World through the Eyes of the Artist Peter Jemison

Wednesday, April 7 | 4 pm | FREE Virtual Teacher In-Service

How can artists use art to open people’s eyes—helping them see and appreciate the world in a different way?

Join us as artist G. Peter Jemison discusses his work in MAG’s newest exhibition “To Help People See”: The Art of G. Peter Jemison (through November 14, 2021).

Through his art, Jemison has explored a variety of topics, from creating political works that portray contemporary social commentary to those that reflect his relationship with the natural world.

Please note this a non-credit in-service. For more information contact MAG educator Carol Yost.

Multimedia artist G. Peter Jemison (Seneca, Heron Clan), has had a career that spans decades and nations, influencing generations of contemporary Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists. Jemison has served as the Historic Site Manager, Ganondagan State Historic Site, whose Seneca Art & Culture Center is well known to area students and teachers.


$5 Friday
Friday, August 20 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm | $5 TICKETS

MAG is partnering with our friends at Ganondagan! Guests are invited to participate in the painting of a mural based on the Iroquois Creation Story, learn more about Indigenous art, and see Jemison’s exhibition on view through November 14th. As part of this program, we will also be joined by Perry Ground (Onondaga), Haudenosaunee storyteller at 5:45 pm and 7 pm.

“I’m looking forward to families and everyone in the community joining me to paint a mural based on the Iroquois Creation Story,” said Jemison. All participants will be working outside under the MAG linden trees by the main entrance, using acrylic. Wear painting-friendly clothes!

This program will be filmed. Photo release forms will be sent via email to each registrant. The ticket includes museum admission.