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  • A source for recorded cd's of Native American Indian music: traditional and contemporarycompositions.
  • This site "is designed to serve as a resource for compiling and exchanging information related to Alaska Native knowledge systems and ways of knowing. It has been established to assist Native people, government agencies, educators and the general public in gaining access to the knowledge base that Alaska Natives have acquired through cumulative experience over millennia."
  • A multicultural theatre group which produces plays by and about Native America. They strive to provide training in the theatre arts and teach about native cultural traditions and history.
  • Clear Comfort (a.k.a. The Alice Austen House) was built in 1690. In 1844 it was purchased by John Haggerty Austen, Alice Austen's grandfather. Today it serves as a museum dedicated to the photographer who documented life on Staten Island and around New York City during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
  • Under the direction of Anthony and Sally Amato, The Amato Opera Theater, provides a platform for aspiring young artists to perform grand opera.
  • The Center dedicated to presenting the world view, spiritual life, customs, traditions andvalues of Native Peoples to the rest of the world. Culture, education, women's issues,and story telling are some of the subjects they focus on.
  • Essay by Paula Gunn Allen from Literary History of the American West (1998)
  • Founded in 1952 by Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, Minor White, Beaumont Newhall and Nancy Newhall, Aperture is dedicated to advancing fine photography through its exhibitions and publications.
  • Aperture is a not-for-profit public foundation devoted to photography and related visual arts.
  • Located in Snug Harbor Cultural Center, the Art Lab provides art instruction and exhibits to all ages.
  • Gallery Guide is the most comprehensive source of gallery and museum exhibitions nationwide. It has established a highly respectable place in the art world by providing a targeted audience (museums, art galleries, collectors, curators, journalists, art dealers, bookstores, art fairs, and the general art enthusiasts) with the most up to date information pertaining to the art world. The site contains an online version of Gallery Guide magazine.
  • Artists Space was founded in 1972 as a non-profit institution supporting unaffiliated contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including the media of video, performance, architecture and design.
  • Artists Space was founded in 1972 to support contemporary artists working in the visual arts, including video, electronic media, performance, architecture and design. See the Submisssions link under Exhibitions.
  • Links to listings of galleries, artists, color examples of their work, and biographies of the artists.
  • The observatory is open to students of CSI and the general public at scheduled times. It is located on the campus of the College of Staten Island. The main telescope is a MEADE LX200 16-inch (0.46-m) F/10 Computerized Schmidt-Cassegrain.
  • The official website for Birdland, the Jazz Corner of the World, features the club's schedule, menu, CDs and a history of this important jazz landmark.
  • A professional performance ensemble with a year-round schedule of chamber music and orchestral concerts, as well as special programs for families and a full music and arts-in-education program for schools.
  • Officially designated cultural agency of Bronx County. Promotes community interest in the arts through programming, technical assistance, and grants. Sponsors several projects and facilities, including the Longwood Arts Project, The Bronx Writers' Center, The Business Center for the Arts, and Arts in Education. Information provided through the site includes an events calendar.
  • An umbrella site which provides visual sampling of the works many Cape Dorset artists working in various media.
  • Click on the "Calendar" section for the most complete listings of cultural events on Staten Island. Presented by the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island.
  • This state-of-the-art facility presents concerts, theatrical productions, lectures, films, and exhibits. It ishoused on the largest and newest urban campus in New York City.
  • Staten Island camera group.
  • The Conference or Billopp House, located in Tottenville, was the host of a Revolutionary War peace conference between Americans Benjamin Franklin, John Adams and Edward Rutledge and British Representatives led by Admiral Lord Howe. Today the house, surrounded by a large bayside park, serves as a museum commemorating the unsuccessful negotiations.
  • This site covers pottery, jewelry, basketry, Katsina dolls, fine art andphotography.
  • The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to the study of historical and contemporary design, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum recognizes that individuals, societies, and the natural environment are linked through design.
  • The only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historical and contemporary design.
  • The Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island (COAHSI) maintains the Island's most comprehensive listing of cultural groups and events on their website. COAHSI develops, fosters and promotes the arts, cultural and humanities activities on Staten Island.
  • Founded in 1969, Dance Theatre of Harlem established new horizons in the history of classical ballet, bringing to it a uniquely American perspective - one born and nurtured in New York City.
  • Dicapo Opera Theater's internationally-acclaimed&nbsp productions attract distinguished singers from the stages of The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, as well as opera companies in San Francisco, Italy, and Germany.
  • El Museo's collections and programs respond to substantial growth in the Mexican, Central and South American, and Caribbean communities, both in New York and nationally.
  • A non-profit organization that showcases work by photographers of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American descent.
  • An organization dedicated to exposing students to quality live professional theater, music, puppetry and dance.
  • "An introduction to contemporaty Native American artists in Canada."
  • Directory of links from the Celebration of Women Writers site.
  • A gallery located on City Island in the Bronx.
  • The site provides pictures of Francis Jansen's Wounded Knee memorial statue. The site contains information on the controversy in the Indian community concerning the statue.
  • A festival of independent theater.
  • This museum, administrated by the Order Sons of Italy in America, honors Antonio Meucci, who developed the first working telephone in 1857, and Giuseppi Garibaldi, an Italian revolutionary.
  • The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation promotes the advancement and perpetuation of humanistic inquiry and artistic creativity by encouraging excellence in scholarship and in the performing arts, and by supporting research libraries and other institutions that preserve the resources which transmit this cultural heritage.
  • A community orchestra established in 1986 featuring players from all walks of life who bring great music to audiences at affordable ticket prices. Information is provided for talented musicians looking to play with a community orchestra, people interested in volunteer work with a performing musical group, and music lovers in search of schedule information.
  • Take a stroll through history at this 100-acre village featuring buildings representing 300 years of StatenIsland life, including the oldest schoolhouse still standing (built 1695). In season, costumed craftspeoplere-enact life in colonial times, depicting typical chores, crafts, and trade.
  • Located at 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street. For more information call (718) 518-4455.
  • Information from the Bronx Tourism Council about upcoming events and numerous tourist attractions in the Bronx.
  • An online exhibition of charcoal drawings and paintings by Leslie Lowinger.
  • Access to Native American artists arranged by medium,and to artist's cooperatives and directories was made available by Karen M. Strom. This is a very comoprehensive listing.
  • "The Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)s National Art Collection of Indian (First Nations) and Inuit art represents works of art by Canadas most prominent Indian and Inuit artists as well as works by young emerging and mid-career artists. INACs collection of over 4,000 works includes regional representation from across Canada and representation of all major art media forms, such as basketry, beadwork, carvings, ceramics, drawings, installation art, paintings, photography, sculpture and textiles dating from the early 1960s to the present."
  • Specializing on the Southwestern United States, Indian House has an extensivecatalog featuring dance and ceremonial songs from the the Pueblo, Navajo and ZuniIndians.
  • Links to Native American languages, art, documents, speeches, quotes, prayers, poetry, stories, and more.
  • This is the home page of an accredited college for students with a Native heritage and cultural experiences. Description of college courses and application requirements provided.
  • In Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  • Expos, fairs and other events.
  • This museum, founded in 1945, seeks to preserve Tibetan culture by encouraging study in the art,history, and cultural artifacts of Tibet. The museum contains over 1,200 pieces of art from Tibet andother Buddhist cultures.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center is the world's largest not-for-profit arts organization committed to promoting the appreciation and understanding of jazz through performance, education, and preservation.
  • Includes Joyce Soho.
  • The Museum features monthly lectures, concerts and multi-media programs related to Jewish life and culture.
  • Knife Wing and his band won the Native American Pioneer Award in 1995 and the White Buffalo Award in 1996. Their music is grounded in Native tradition and performed with a contemporary twist.
  • Located at 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West the Center offers a wide variety of performing arts programs. Tickets may be purchased weekdays in person or by telephone at (718) 960-8833 using a major credit card. Tickets to eventssponsored by the Center are also available through TicketMaster at (212) 307-7171.
  • A master of the Native American flute and its music. The site provides an online sampler of his music and a list of cds available for purchase.
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.
  • Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has fostered a cultural community downtown, which has contributed to Lower Manhattan's renaissance. LMCC programs serve artists and the public throughout the borough of Manhattan.
  • Throughout the past 30 years, the biggest names in the music industry have played Madison Square Garden, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and Elton John to name a few.
  • MAC, The Manhattan Association of Cabarets &amp Clubs, Inc., provides members sites which include cabaret performers, jazz musicians, comedians and those who engage in all aspects of live entertainment.
  • This organization is dedicated to the promotion and presentation of high quality theatrical productions, including experimental theater. It attracts a wide variety of playwrights and actors, from the well known to the unknown. In addition to plays, it presents readings and lectures in its Writers in Performance series. Information on upcoming events and ticket purchases is provided.
  • The Metropolitan Opera presents the world's most outstanding artists on one of the most important and impressive opera stages in the world. The Met is also reknown for its Saturday afternoon broadcast and televised opera performances.
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related resources.
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, a bibliography, and links to related resources.
  • The Museum of Television & Radio is a nonprofit organization founded by William S. Paley in 1975 to collect and preserve television and radio programs and to make these programs available to the public.

  • Comprised primarily of young high-caliber musicians, MCCE is a consortium dedicated to the craft of chamber music.
  • Contains biographical information, criticism, an interview, a bibliography, and links to related sources.From the Modem American Poetry site.
  • Visitor information for the museums in New York, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.
  • Exhibit featuring work by George Ahgupuk, Robert Mayokok, James Kivetoruk Moses, and Florence Nupok Malewotkuk.
  • This website provides information on Native American authors with bibliographies of their published works, biographical information, and links to online resources including interviews, online texts and tribal websites. Currentlythe website primarily contains information on contemporary Native American authors...
  • Written by Joan M. Jensen of New Mexico State University, the esaay provides a history and an evaluation of the women'swork in reflecting and portraying their culture to their own people and to the larger community and at the same time, making a contribution to the art of photography.
  • Native American Art, Artists, Art Shows, Culture, History.
  • The Smithsonian presents information about film, video, and radio produced by indigenous peoples of the Americas and Hawaii.
  • This is a major umbrella website for Native American artists, museums,collections and galleries. The site covers Canada, the United States and Mexico.
  • This umbrella site links you to fine art, arts & crafts,and artifact websites. Fine art in all media, photography, beadwork, quillwork, silversmiths, clothes designers, as wellas historical cultural items.
  • An organization founded in 1981 to foster the development of new and experimental work for radio and sound arts.
  • The New York City Ballet is one of the foremost dance companies in the world. Currently, the Company has approximately 90 dancers, making it the largest dance organization in America. It has an active repertory of over 150 works, principally choreographed by George Balanchine,&nbsp Jerome Robbins and Peter Martins.
  • New York City Opera continues to produce innovative new productions, showcasing the best American talent, and to develop new opera audiences through its National Company, Live from Lincoln Center telecasts and educational programs in the public schools.
  • Schedules and descriptions.
  • Under the leadership of Vincent La Selva The New York Grand Opera Guild frequently offers programs in various New York venues including CarnegieHall and Weill Recital Hall. The New York Grand Opera has been presenting free staged performances of operas at Central Park's SummerStage, regularly attracting audiences of several thousand.
  • A community-based orchestra founded in 1991. The NYRO is composed of professional, semi-professional, and talented amateur musicians. Upcoming concerts are listed and information about playing memberships is included.
  • The Delacorte Theater in conjunction with The Public Theater hosts free performances in Central Park in its open-air amphitheater,&nbsp during the months of June, July, and August, including at least one Shakespeare production each season.
  • A Greek Revival temple houses Snug Harbor Cultural Center's own Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art which has exhibitions in 15,000 feet of gallery space, plus outdoor and off-site projects, educational programs, 30 artists studios on site and an international artist residency program.
  • The Noble Maritime Collection is one of the country's most significant maritime collections. A maritime museum and education center with galleries, children's programs, library, archives and a working lithography studio. The collection focuses on the history of Sailor's Snug Harbor and maritime artist John A. Noble.
  • A major report submitted to the Department of Indian and Northern Development for the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. The report covers treaties, agreements, claims, economic development, statistics, population, culture [art and literature], and provides full text acces to the periodicals: "Circles of Light," and Dreamspeaker." An important section of the report deals extensively with the "First Nations in Canada."

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