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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. 

“Coalescence: Stories & Visions of the East End” – A solo exhibition featuring Sag Harbor artist Michael A. Butler

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

Ma's House is pleased to present "Coalescence: Stories & Visions of the East End," a solo exhibition featuring Sag Harbor artist and historian Michael A. Butler. The paintings on view… Read More »“Coalescence: Stories & Visions of the East End” – A solo exhibition featuring Sag Harbor artist Michael A. Butler

Upon This Ground: Reflections of Self a Mixed Media Workshop with Ma’s House Alum Darlene Deloris | Bridgehampton Museum

Bridgehampton Museum 2368 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, NY, United States

Sat, Jul 27 | The Nathaniel Rogers House Upon This Ground: Reflections of Self a Mixed Media Workshop with Darlene Deloris A Co-Sponsored workshop with Ma's House with artist Darlene Deloris. Buy Ticket Time & Location Jul 27, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM The Nathaniel Rogers House, 2538 Montauk Hwy, Bridgehampton, NY 11932, USA… Read More »Upon This Ground: Reflections of Self a Mixed Media Workshop with Ma’s House Alum Darlene Deloris | Bridgehampton Museum

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GATHER 2024 Featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer at Guild Hall

Description: $35 ($30 for Members)$56.73 with Book ($51.73 for Members) Join mother, scientist, decorated professor, and author, Robin Wall Kimmerer for a conversation on her collection of essays, Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants. As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she

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Ma’s House Receives 2024 Chapin Award in Recognition

We are grateful to have received the Chapin Cultural Connector Award from The Harry Chapin Foundation @harrychapinfoundation and the Huntington Arts Council @huntingtonarts for their recognition of Ma’s House and in memory of Loretta Silva, AKA ‘Ma!’ Thanks also to our staff, Brianna Hernández, Denise Silva-Dennis, Hunter Begun, our Board, Volunteers, and everyone who has contributed to saving Ma’s House and transforming it into what it is

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Ma’s House Receives Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation Scholarship for the MANY Conference

  March 12, 2024   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Contact: Megan Eves, Assistant Director for Programs and Communications Museum Association of New York 518-273-3400 | meves@nysmuseums.org Museum Professionals Awarded Scholarships to Attend the Museum Association of New York’s 2024 Annual Conference in Albany this April   [Troy, NY] – The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is proud to announce that 22 museum professionals from across New

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OPEN CALL: State of The Nation – A BIPOC Artist Perspective – Deadline April 15th

DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2024   Application Link “State of The Nation: A BIPOC Artist Perspective” explores the complex interplay between politics, social justice, and healing through the lens of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) artists.  As we navigate the tumultuous currents of national and local politics in an election year, this exhibition focuses on the transformative power of art as a catalyst for change within our

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2024 Reclamation Open Call

DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2024 “Reclamation: Unveiling Narratives of Space, History, and Culture” Curatorial Statement: Ma’s House and BIPOC Art Studio, Inc. is delighted to announce an open call for artists of color to participate in our upcoming Southampton History Museum partnership exhibition, “Reclamation: Narratives of Space, History, and Culture.” This exhibition seeks to explore the multifaceted ways in which artists can engage with the act of reclaiming

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Sonic Journey Four: Ma’s House – Seedcast Podcast

Seedcast is a story-centered, Webby-nominated podcast where we dig up, nurture, and root stories of the Indigenous experience from around the world. Produced by Nia Tero. https://seedcast.buzzsprout.com/ In our latest Sonic Journey, join us on the lands of the Shinnecock Nation, which have been cared for by the Shinnecock People for over 10,000 years. Here, photographer and artist Jeremy Dennis has restored his family’s home in order

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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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John Blassingame

May 10, 2024

Amount Donated
$20.00
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Charlotte Murphy

April 6, 2024

Amount Donated
$50.00
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Denise Silva Dennis

January 6, 2024

Amount Donated
$800.00
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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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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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We’re grateful for your support, and we’re thrilled to share  a new way for you to stay connected with us – our newsletter!

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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