A Gathering of Fall Traditions

A Gathering of Fall Traditions

Oct 11, 1992 - Nov 15, 1992


The need to mark time is a universal human experience. A Gathering of Fall Traditions was curated to exhibit some of the traditions that mark the end of fall in North America, through their modern iterations and their historic context. The exhibition largely concentrated on Day of the Dead and Halloween traditions, as well as the harvest traditions of local Haudenosaunee communities.

The exhibit made use of photographs by Marion Faller and Lynn Sequoia Ellner and installations by Keith Miller and his family to create an interpretive vision of the autumnal traditions. Curator Kate Koperski intended the exhibit to not only show these traditions in their own rights but to demonstrate the similarities in the iconography of the traditions and suggest the rich history of fall traditions. 

Activities for Children Age 5 and Older
October 11, 1:00 p.m.

A History of Halloween; Dr. Phillip Stevens
October 18, 2:00 p.m.

Native American Farming and Harvest Traditions in Upstate New York; Allan Jamieson
November 15, 2:00 p.m. 

Click here for a digital copy of the exhibit catalog.