About The Exhibit
In the fall of 2010, The University Museum in UNH Dimond Library presented "Invisible/Visible," a group exhibition of contemporary regional Native American artists curated by the renowned painter George Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora). It featured a wide range of media by indigenous people who have lived and/or worked in New England. Though the museum exhibit closed in December, we are pleased to extend its "visibility" through this online version.
Guest curator Mr. Longfish has shown his own work at the Smithsonian and around the world; for thirty years he was Professor of Native American Art, and director of the C.N. Gorman Museum, at the University of California-Davis. Since moving to southern Maine in 2003, he has been increasingly interested in his northeastern colleagues, wanting to help highlight their fine work and foster artistic community. He volunteered to curate this exhibition as a companion to "First Nations, Lasting Nations," a conference at UNH on September 17-18, 2010, that brought together scholars, Native American activists and community members interested in sharing knowledge about partnerships between New England universities and Native American communities.
For more information about this exhibit, or about future Indigenous New England conferences at UNH, please contact Professor Siobhan Senier, Department of English, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-862-2466.