Now exhibiting at the Library: “Indigenous Mapping: Collecting Truths”

Corwin Clairmont

The Sojourner Truth Library is pleased to welcome campus community members and guests to a new arts exhibition on view in its outer lobby area.

Two new print exchange collections are on view now through Oct. 3 in the Library lobby, featuring original works by 30 Indigenous artists.

The first exhibition, “Indigenous Mapping: Collecting Truths” (2017), illustrates 14 artists’ notions of home, depicting a varied set of perspectives on the meaning of community and the process of printmaking.

Alongside this collection is “Protect this Land” (2018), featuring work by 16 artists who address humanity’s relationship with the spaces we live on – what is happening to the land, and how we commune with it.

These exhibitions are organized by artist Melanie Yazzie, a professor of art at the University of Colorado at Boulder. They are accompanied by a print and published essay by Assistant Professor of Art Kevin Slivka, who helped bring this collection to New Paltz.

Other contributing artists include: Maile Andrade, Jill AnnieMargaret, Todd D. Christensen, Corwin Clairmont, Stefanie Dykes, Joe Feddersen, Anna Hoover, Betsey Garand, Devin Kovach, Linley Logan, Alexander McCarty, Faith McManus, Johanna Mueller, Dakota Nanton, Sue Pearson, Kathryn Polk, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Neal Ambrose Smith, Maxx Stevens, Glory Tacheenie Campoy, Gregory Santos, Kevin Slivka, Will Wilson, and Melanie Yazzie.

Visit the Sojourner Truth Library in person before Oct. 3, 2018, to view this exciting exhibition, and visit the Library online at to learn more about its place as a cultural and intellectual hub on the SUNY New Paltz campus.