The Buffalo History Museum | July 13 – October 30, 2022
Headline Collaborators: Marie Watt (artist), Jason Vartikar (curator), Dr. Joe Stahlman (consultant), Dr. Jordan Reznick (curator), The Buffalo History Museum (institution)
Renowned Seneca artist Marie Watt and a co-creative team are testing the possibilities of Indigenous “resurgence,” the action of reestablishing Indigenous power and presence, at our museum. At the center of the exhibit are a selection from Watt’s diverse beadworks, textile works, and sculpture, as well as important objects from Seneca history. The exhibit will ask guests to consider the relationship of the museum to Indigenous communities and seek to facilitate Indigenous re-empowerment. We can’t wait to see you for this groundbreaking exhibit.
Find out more about this exhibit in our press release.
Marie Watt (b. 1967) is an American artist. She is a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and also has German-Scot ancestry. Her interdisciplinary work draws from history, biography, Iroquois protofeminism, and Indigenous teachings; in it, she explores the intersection of history, community, and storytelling. Through collaborative actions, she instigates multigenerational and cross-disciplinary conversations that might create a lens and conversation for understanding connectedness to place, one another, and the universe.
– From MarieWattStudio.com
Companion Species (At What Cost?), 2020
Reclaimed wool blankets, embroidery floss, thread
Murzi Morgan Private Collection, Courtesy of Marc Straus Gallery, New York.
Photograph by Peter Jennings