Highlights of exhibitions and events at the Lenape Center

Purchase of Manhattan Opera 2014

Purchase of Manhattan

An opera sharing the Lenape perspective of the historically misrepresented purchase of Manhattan. Composed by Lenape Center Co-Director Brent Michael Davids and performed at the Marble Collegiate Church.

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Constellation, 2015

Constellation

An art installation by Melissa McGill. Constellation references Opi Temakan, a traditional Lenape story about the White Road, which serves as a path between the physical and spiritual world, and an invitation for a return to Lenapehoking. Photo courtesy of Melissa McGill 2015 – 2017

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Manaháhtaan Symposium: Conversations on Lenape Identity 2016

Lenape Center Co-Director Curtis Zunigha speaking at the Manaháhtaan Symposium 2016

Lenape Center Co-Director Curtis Zunigha speaking at the Manaháhtaan Symposium 2016 – In partnership with NYU A/P/A Institute, the Lenape Center Symposium gathered Lenape leaders, artists, and scholars in dialogue with the NYU community to have new conversations centering the Lenape’s past, present, and future with a particular concern on issues of environmental stewardship.

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Manaháhtaan Symposium: Issues and Challenges of Identity Now 2016

Lenape Center Executive Director Joe Baker and Chief Paula Pechonick at the Manaháhtaan Symposium 2016 – In partnership with NYU A/P/A Institute, the Lenape Center Symposium gathered Lenape leaders, artists, and scholars in dialogue with the NYU community to have new conversations centering the Lenape’s past, present, and future with a particular concern on issues of environmental stewardship.

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Lenape Center Symposium at Abrons Art Center, 2018

LC Symposium Abrons Art Center

The Lenape Center presents a day-long platform of discussions and performances that addresses the complex histories of colonization and the potential for art institutions to influence more equitable futures for Indigenous communities.

Lenape Center Symposium at Abrons Art Center, 2018 – Executive Director Joe Baker, and Co-Directors Curtis Zunigha, Brent Michael Davids, and Hadrien Coumans

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Emily Johnson, 2018 /Catalyst: Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter

Lenape Center Co-Director Brent Michael Davids performing the flute at Emily Johnson/Catalyst: Kinstillatory Mappings in Light and Dark Matter, presented by Abrons Art Center in partnership with First Nations Dialogues, Global First Nations Performance Network and International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) 2019

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Of This Land, 2019

A Convening On Living Land Acknowledgments in Brooklyn 2019. In partnership with the Brooklyn Museum, Lenape Center held a Symposium which invited Lenape leaders, culture bearers, and historians from the diaspora to educate Brooklyn institutions about living land acknowledgements, and to discuss how to make them a reality.

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Symposium of Innovations in Justice, 2019

Lenape Center Co-Director Hadrien Coumans speaking at the Symposium on Innovations in Justice

Lenape Center Co-Director Hadrien Coumans speaking at the Symposium on Innovations in Justice: Experiments in Restorative Processes at Cardozo Law School 2019

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