Join artist G. Peter Jemison for a conversation on making art out of daily experience and the realities of navigating an artistic career. Watch Jemison’s film Wiping Away the Tears, take a close look at his work on view, and hear how the artist brings personal narrative, family legacy, and Native American history and culture into his practice. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their own artistic lives and imagine together through group conversation and creative prompts.
Art and Practice workshops bring together artists and artworkers at all stages of their careers to learn from each other. This season is organized in conjunction with Just Above Midtown: Changing Spaces, and is inspired by Just Above Midtown (JAM) gallery’s support of Black artists and artists of color and the ways it cultivated a wide and diverse public for their work. In the spirit of JAM’s “The Business of Being an Artist” professional development programs, each session will offer opportunities to exchange ideas and knowledge.
This ninety minute, in-person program is for anyone who identifies as an artist or artworker. It will be followed by a casual reception. This program is free, but an application form is required. To keep the conversation intimate, registration is limited and applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. For more information, please contact [email protected].
G. Peter Jemison (b. 1945; Seneca, Heron Clan) is an esteemed administrator, curator, editor, and writer. Renowned for his naturalistic paintings, his works on handmade paper, and his brown paper bag series, each project is rooted in the framework of Native American art. He reminds us of his core Haudenosaunee philosophies of Spirit and environmentalism, or Orenda: the belief that every living thing manifests a spiritual force. Jemison’s work has been exhibited at MoMA PS1 (2022) and the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (2003), and is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum Der Weltkulturen, Berlin, Germany; Denver Art Museum, Colorado; and numerous public and private collections.
FM assistive-listening devices (headsets and neck loops) are available for sound amplification. Neck loops are available to use with these devices. Neck loops do not work with hearing aids without T-Coil technology.
Chairs with backs will be used as seating.
All-gender restrooms are located nearby.
American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning is available for public programs upon request with two weeks advance notice. MoMA will make every effort to provide accommodation for requests made with less than two weeks notice. Please contact [email protected] to make a request for these accommodations.
Art and Practice is a series of seminars and workshops that bring together artists at all stages of their careers. Together they explore the challenges and possibilities of sustaining a creative life.
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Access and Community Programs are supported by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF).
Leadership support for Adult and Academic Programs is provided by the Carroll and Milton Petrie Education Program Endowment, and Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Endowment.
Major funding is provided by the Agnes Gund Education Endowment Fund for Public Programs, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art Endowment for Educational Programs, and the Jeanne Thayer Young Scholars Fund.
Additional support is provided by Gretchen Jordan.