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Edwin Schupman Lecture: American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges

  • Phone: (607) 937-5386
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For the Akwesasne Mohawk people, the making of beautiful and functional baskets from black ash trees has long been an important cultural tradition. However, several environmental factors now threaten black ash. The education office of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) worked with members of the Akwesasne Mohawk community to document their work to protect and ensure the survival of black ash trees. In this presentation, learn how Mohawk culture, values, and indigenous knowledge, along with Western science and technology, inform the environmental work of this contemporary Native nation. This work is part of NMAI’s Native Knowledge 360° , a national education initiative to inspire and promote improvement of education about American Indians.

Edwin Schupman Lecture: American Indian Responses to Environmental Challenges
  • The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate
  • 111 Cedar Street
  • Corning, NY 14830
  • April 12, 2018 to April 12, 2018
  • Rockwell Members: Free, Not-Yet-Members: $10, Students: $5

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The Rockwell Museum: A Smithsonian Affiliate

111 Cedar Street
Corning, NY 14830
(607) 937-5386
Come experience our collection of art about America that tells the story of the American experience! The diverse collection includes a mix of contemporary Native American art with traditional bronze sculptures, landscape paintings and other works that embody America. There are many reasons why you should bring your family to experience The Rockwell. We offer guided tours that you can book as a group, or you are welcome to explore the Museum on your own. Open daily, The Rockwell welcomes the young and the young-at-heart to explore Art About America. From Art Hunts to our NEW Family Exploration Studio, the museum is designed to make art accessible to kids, and inspire an appreciation for art at a young age. Kids love our activities, and parents become gallery experts to guide their families through the story of art throughout America. Young museum-goers will adore the opportunity to explore on their own. Housed in the beautifully restored 19th century Old City Hall building Historic Old City Hall in Corning, New York, The Rockwell lays at the heart of the greater Finger Lakes fine arts community. Kids and teens 17 and under are always free and enjoy the complimentary shuttle from The Corning Museum of Glass.