Native New York at the National Museum of the American Indian

Native New York is a permanent exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian in New York, open to the public in 2021.

Through a combination of digital and tactile interaction, the exhibition explores 12 places in present-day New York state, introducing visitors to the Native nations that call the region home.

The exhibition brand is inspired by the hand beaded wampum belt that were symbols of peace offerings. Stories of Native New Yorkers provide an expanded understanding of the region’s history and reveal that New York is—and always has been—a Native place.

Client: Smithsonian, National Museum of the American Indian
Activated: June 2020
Location: Lower Manhattan, NYC
Role: Lead Environmental Graphic Designer / Art Director
Design Studio: C&G Partners, NYC

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