Native American Performing Arts at Fenimore Art Museum Start on July 5

Press Release Contact: 

Todd Kenyon, Public Relations
New York State Historical Association
Fenimore Art Museum/The Farmers’ Museum
Phone: (607) 547-1472 / E-mail:

Every Saturday in July and August, join us on the terrace at the Fenimore Art Museum for a special show at 1:00 pm. It’s a wonderful opportunity to learn more about a culture with a deep, lasting impact on our region.

The series begins on July 5 with Mohawk storyteller Kay Ionataiewas Olan. In 2010, Kay recorded the CD Mohawk Stories and is currently working on a second storytelling collection. Kay is on the Native American Advisory Board for the Fenimore Art Museum.

July 12, Stories, song, and music of Joseph and Jesse Bruchac (Abenaki)

July 19, Allegany River Indian Dancers

July 26, Stories, music, and prayer led by Roland Moussa

August 2, Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers

August 9, Storyteller Perry Ground (Onondaga, Turtle Clan)

August 16, Stories, song, and dance offered by Matoaka Eagle

August 23, Native stories told by Ronnie Reitter (Seneca Nation, Wolf Clan)

August 30, Native stories of animals and our environment told by Jim Bruchac

Visitors can also explore the extraordinary Eugene and Clare Thaw Collection of American Indian Art, a collection of over 800 objects representative of a broad geographic range of North American Indian cultures.

You are welcome to enjoy lunch from the Fenimore Cafe while you watch. The series is included with museum admission.

Admission: adults and juniors (13-64) is $12.00; seniors (65+): $10.50; and free for children (12 and under). Admission is always free for NYSHA members, active military, and retired career military personnel. Through Labor Day, active-duty military and up to five family members are admitted free, through the Blue Star Museum program.

Press Release Category: 
Program and Event Press Releases
Publication Date: 
June 2014