Join us Friday, December 1st, 6-8 pm at Ma's House for a FREE & OPEN TO PUBLIC Strap Leather Belt Designing Workshop with Shinnecock artist Denise Silva-Dennis. @denisesilvadennis Design your… Read More »Leather Belt Workshop with Denise Silva-Dennis
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.
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You're invited to join Ma's House: Native American Social at Flushing Town Hall on Saturday, December 9th, 2023, from 12:00 PM to 3:45 PM. We're thrilled to collaborate with NativeTec,… Read More »Native American Social at Flushing Town Hall
‘Return to Sender’ at SAC 1 Photo Staff Writeron Nov 10, 2023 On Sunday, November 19, at 2 p.m., the Southampton Arts Center presents a screening of Mara Ahmed’s “Return to Sender: Women of Color in Colonial Postcards & The Politics of Representation.” This film pushes the documentary medium in unexpected ways by opening with three contemporary South Asian American women who recreate British colonial postcards from
We are grateful and excited to have received $500,000.00 as part of the JumpSMART Small Business Downtown Investment Program Grant from Suffolk County! We hope this grant can help complete essential structural issues with Ma’s House and allow us to grow the capacity for our programming by working towards a new dedicated art studio in the backyard and more! You can read more about the grant below:
Ma’s House is excited to have received a grant with Jones Beach Energy & Nature Center for a traveling art and educational exhibit titled Indigenous Sea Stories focusing on the work of the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers. See below for more info about the announcement! By Tiffany Cussac-Smith, Newsday: Two exhibitions delving into maritime histories of people of color on Long Island are among several projects statewide to
Hebron Relocation and Ma’s House: “Hebron Relocation” and “Ma’s House” are part of the 20th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival Series, “The Good Life.” Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023Films: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. | Q&A and Reception: 8:00 – 8:30 pmRicketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature and Science “Hebron Relocation” Filmmaker Holly Andersen of Makkovik, Nunatsiavut, always knew that the house she lives in carries within its frame
Please join Ma’s House Lead Artist Jeremy Dennis in Colorado for the 20th Annual Indigenous Film & Arts Festival where the Reciprocity Project film ‘Ma’s House’ will be screened with a Q+A on October 15th in person. More details: All our Denver programs are FREE and open to the public Please join us for film and art, filmmakers, cultural experts and artists No RSVP required – Come
Ma’s House Holds Friendraiser & ‘Entre Mis Mundos’ Solo Exhibition By Sueey Gutierrez – James Lane Post
Ma’s House Holds Friendraiser & ‘Entre Mis Mundos’ Solo Exhibition By Sueey Gutierrez by JAMES LANE POST Photo courtesy Ma’s House Ma’s House, an artist’s space based on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation in Southampton, presents “Entre Mis Mundos,” a solo exhibition that includes figurative painting and mixed media drawings by artist Sueey Gutierrez. The artwork explores Gutierrez’s connection with the natural world as a source of healing and emotional release. The
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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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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.
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
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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.
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