“Distinguished Onöndowa’ga:’ (Seneca) artist and “national treasure of the Seneca Nation”, Carson Waterman, will have a career-spanning retrospective show opening at the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum in Salamanca, New York this May. “Carson Waterman: A Retrospective” will be a celebration of Waterman’s life, work, and profound impact on the representation of Onöndowa’ga:’ identity and visual culture over the past several decades. This showcase will feature a wide selection of works including output from his time as a student at the Cooper School of Art in Cleveland, Ohio, harrowing sketches from his tour in Vietnam, where he served as a combat artist, and the original rendering of his bold reimagining of the iconic Buffalo Sabres logo that the team commissioned in 2021, and more.
This exhibition will open to the public on May 27, 2023 and be on display through April 2024.
Coinciding with the May 27 event, there will be a dedication ceremony for the longhouse replica, which is located in the rear of the Onöhsagwë: de’ Cultural Center.