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Continuity, Innovation, and Resistance: The Art of Peter B. Jones

Time: Sept. 14, 2023, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Location: SU Art Museum

Part of the Syracuse Symposium

Part of the Syracuse Symposium series.

Peter Jones-Twins-1989

Syracuse University Art Museum -- in partnership with Art and Music Histories and Native American and Indigenous Studies -- presents an opening reception to celebrate a landmark exhibition of ceramic work by Peter B. Jones (Onondaga Nation).

Under the direction of professors Sascha Scott and Scott Manning Stevens (Akwesasne Mohawk Nation), this exhibition was co-curated by students at Syracuse University, including Charlotte Dupree (Akwesasne Mohawk Nation), Eiza Capton (Cayuga Nation), Anthony V. Ornelaz (Diné), Ana Juliana Borja Armas (Quechua), and Jaden N. Dagenais.

The exhibition features ceramic works on loan from the National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, D.C.), the New York State Museum (Albany, NY), the Fenimore Art Museum (Cooperstown, NY), the Everson Museum of Art (Syracuse, NY), the Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate University (Hamilton, NY), the Iroquois Museum (Howes Cave, NY) and private collectors.

For information or to request accessibility accommodations, please contact by September 7.

Related activities:

Peter B. Jones Artist Talk
September 15, 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Syracuse University Art Museum

Community Day
October 14, noon – 4:00 pm
Syracuse University Art Museum

Art Break: A Conversation with the Curators of Continuity, Innovation, and Resistance
November 15, noon – 12:45 pm
Syracuse University Art Museum

Biography: Peter B. Jones, born an Onondaga citizen (Beaver Clan) in 1947, grew up on the Cattaraugus Seneca Reservation in western New York, where he now operates a pottery workshop and studio. He studied under Hopi artist Otellie Loloma while attending the Institute of American Indian Art in New Mexico. His pottery, which has revived traditional Haudenosaunee pit firing, hand-built coiling and slab construction, is admired and collected by community members, art collectors, and museums across the country and internationally. Jones works mostly in stoneware and white earthenware clay. He currently teaches young potters at the Seneca Nation Sully building, a traditional arts and Seneca language facility on the Cattaraugus reservation.