The Art of G. Peter Jemison

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

March 12, 2021–November 14, 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.

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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. Registration required.

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.