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An art space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color

Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. is led by Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis. The project began in June 2020 and serves as a communal art space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, New York. The family house, built in the 1960s, now features a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) artists, a shared art studio, and a communal library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribal members and the broader local community. A not-for-profit, 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization, Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio Inc. was chartered in 2021 in New York.

Join us in helping create this space by making a tax-deductible contribution today. 

Jeremy Dennis’ “Sacred Visions: Native American Stories” on view at the Universalist Congregation Church of the South Fork.

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork 977 Bridgehampton-Sag Harbor Turnpike, Bridgehampton, NY 11932

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE "Sacred Visions: Native American Stories" Art Exhibit at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork Bridgehampton, NY – 1/26/24 The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the South Fork… Read More »Jeremy Dennis’ “Sacred Visions: Native American Stories” on view at the Universalist Congregation Church of the South Fork.

Living Histories: Contemporary Shinnecock Stories Honoring Tradition – Solo Exhibit by Rebekah Phoenix Wise at Ma’s House

Ma's House 159 Old Point Road, Southampton, NY, United States

Ma's House is pleased to present "Living Histories: Contemporary Shinnecock Stories Honoring Tradition," a solo exhibition featuring Shinnecock photographer Rebekah Phoenix Wise. The works on view highlight the historic and… Read More »Living Histories: Contemporary Shinnecock Stories Honoring Tradition – Solo Exhibit by Rebekah Phoenix Wise at Ma’s House

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‘Living Histories’ On View at Ma’s House – 27East

Ma’s House on the Shinnecock Reservation in Southampton is currently presenting “Living Histories: Contemporary Shinnecock Stories Honoring Tradition,” a solo exhibition featuring the work of Shinnecock photographer Rebekah Phoenix Wise. The show opened February 18 and runs through April 27 with works on view highlighting the historic and modern traditions of contemporary Shinnecock voices through themed photographic series and written insights from the artist. Rebekah Phoenix Wise

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Ma’s House receives Henry Luce Foundation Grant

We are excited to share that Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio, Inc. has been awarded a $50,000.00 general support grant by the Henry Luce Foundation (@hlucefdn).The American Art Program of the Luce Foundation is dedicated to supporting innovative museum projects nationwide that contribute to advancing the visual arts of the United States in a society that values openness and equity. The program recognizes the potential of

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East End Community Spotlight: Ma’s House – James Lane Post

Thanks, James Lane Post, for featuring Ma’s House in their “East End Community Spotlight” series, highlighting non-profit organizations doing work on the East End. “Can you tell us about your organization? Ma’s House, nestled within the Shinnecock Indian Nation on Long Island, New York, is a dynamic communal art space and the brainchild of Indigenous artist Jeremy Dennis. Rooted in the legacy of “Ma’s House,” a home

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Ma’s House receives $10,000 from Sustainable Arts Foundation

Thanks so much to @sustainablearts and Ma’s House alumni resident artist/nominator Élan Cadiz @elanhiart for recommending Ma’s House as one of the Native awardees for Sustainable Arts Foundation’s Spend Down grants. Ma’s House receives $ 10,000.00 in honor of Loretta A. Silva (Ma), a member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation. Ma’s House & BIPOC Art Studio offers a residency and exhibition space created by and serving BIPOC

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Community Bird Walk with Haley Scott

Thanks so much to Haley Scott @birdingw.hales for leading today’s Community Bird Walk! We went to different locations along Shinnecock Bay near the reservation to learn bird-watching basics and Algonquian words for birds. We saw over a dozen species on Shinnecock territory, including a Bald Eagle!  

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Bloomberg Connects Digital Guide now available for Ma’s House!

🏡✨ Exciting news! Ma’s House has launched its new digital guide on Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and culture app! 📲 Preview and plan your visit effortlessly, access our exhibits anywhere, and dive deeper into your favorite artworks anytime. Ready to explore? Search for ‘Ma’s House’ and start planning your unforgettable journey today! 🌍 But that’s not all – Bloomberg Connects opens the door to over a

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Current & Past Artist Residents

All proceeds benefit Ma’s House and alumni BIPOC artists who have attended the Ma’s House residency since August 2021.

Ma’s House is proud to host year-round, two month exhibits featuring BIPOC visual artists nation wide. Aside from opening receptions, these events are viewable by appointment. We ask for a day or more in advance, thank you!

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About

Ma's House & BIPOC Art Studio is led by Indigenous artist artist and photographer Jeremy Dennis. Dennis is an enrolled member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation.

Mission

The family house, built in the 1960s, serves as Dennis' house to manage the project that includes a residency program for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), art studio, library, along with hosting an array of art and history-based programs for tribe members and the broader local community.

Get Involved

Whether you contribute financially or as advocate for good, you make a real difference. We are also seeking volunteers for various projects, along with donations of furnature and other house items!

Shinnecock Indian Nation tribal members volunteering in housing rehabilitation efforts during the 2020 renovation. Taking a break after removing the 700+ pound rusted furnace from the basement of Ma’s House.

Our STart

Since June 2020, we raised over $40,000 to renovate and replace leaky plumbing, pouring a new cement floor in the basement to cover the dirt, and replacing the floor of the kitchen and bathroom.

On Indian Reservations, it is often nearly impossible to secure a mortgage or loan to build a home, and even more difficult to find homeowners insurance. Thanks to over 400 individuals who gave, we were able to reach our renovation goals!

It was decided in 2021 to turn Ma’s House into a non-profit organization to sustain this project and renovation. Yet according to a 2017 national report on equity isues in cultural philanthropy, only 4% of arts funding is allocated to orgainzations that serve communities of color, and less than 3% of arts foundation funding goes to cultural groups that serve communities of color.

You can read more about arts inequity and those working to change that in the HueArtsNYC’s Brown Paper Report 

Watch Ma's House Documentaries

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Denise Silva Dennis

January 6, 2024

Amount Donated
$800.00
JM

Jeana Marinelli

December 31, 2023

Amount Donated
$1,000.00
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Brad Learmonth

December 30, 2023

Amount Donated
$500.00
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Shari Berman Pascarosa

December 29, 2023

Love Ma's House ! and the work and advocacy of Jeremy Dennis. Looking forward to more exhibitions and workshops with Denise Silva-Dennis :).

Amount Donated
$25.00
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Joseph Barretto

December 28, 2023

Donation under: Joseph Barretto & Michael Marton.

Amount Donated
$2,500.00
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MARLA SOLOMON

December 28, 2023

In honor of your important work

Amount Donated
$100.00
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Jarrod Beck

December 21, 2023

Amount Donated
$500.00
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Kate Luscombe

December 17, 2023

Amount Donated
$40.00
LC

Lindsay Cappello

December 17, 2023

For Maureen McMahon's 40th Birthday

Amount Donated
$40.00
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John Halsey

December 16, 2023

Amount Donated
$150.00
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Jane Martin

December 16, 2023

Amount Donated
$25.00
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Cheryl Evanson

December 12, 2023

Happy 40th, Maureen McMahon ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Amount Donated
$40.00
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Subscribe to the Ma's House Podcast

The Ma’s House podcast with host Hunter Begun, Director of Production at Ma’s House & BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, & People of Color) Art Studio Inc. In this podcast, Hunter interviews artists in residence at Ma’s House. They discuss artists-in-residence, life, and more. We are all about spreading the word about talented artists and having a few laughs.

Recorded in Southampton, New York, at Ma’s House on Shinnecock Territory. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mas-house-podcast/id1635647518

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Joining the Ma’s House Newsletter means you will be the first to receive updates on our initiatives, projects, and events. It’s your window into our world, sharing stories that uplift, inform, and inspire. Not only will you get an insider’s perspective on our programs, but you’ll also find opportunities to engage more deeply with our mission.

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