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NY State Museum to exhibit Native American artwork

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 1, 2014 at 2:39 pm •  Published: February 1, 2014

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The State Museum in Albany has acquired the works of 18 artists from Native American tribes across New York and plans to feature the artwork in an exhibit later this year.

Officials at the downtown museum say they've received a total of 21 works ranging from baskets and beadwork to modern art influenced by traditional American Indian artistry.

Director Mark Schaming says the State Museum has been collecting Native American cultural items since the 1840s. He says curators work with Native American communities to acquire artwork that best represents their cultures and history.

The artwork was produced by members of the Mohawk, Onondaga, Tuscarora, Seneca, Cayuga and Shinnecock nations.

Organizers plan to open the exhibit next fall.


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