Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Peter B. Jones: Prophecy

January 21 – March 31, 2012

Prophecy is a timely exhibition pertaining to Indigenous prophecies. By incorporating themes of ecology, creation, demise and the future according to the Mayan calendar, traditional Iroquois teachings and other cultural beliefs, Jones provides a visual representation of the foretold truths.

Peter B. Jones belongs to the Beaver Clan of the Onondaga Nation at the Cattaraugus Reservation in Seneca Territory (northwest New York State). He is one of the most recognized and accomplished Iroquois artists working today. His forty-five year career has been achieved and maintained by the mastery of his medium and the establishment of a solid repertoire of work in clay. Jones is one of the Institute of American Indian Arts’ first graduates.

The exhibition Prophecy is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Guest Essay by Stephen Fadden