top of page

Site-Specific Art Installation
River Hook Preserve
611 North Midland Ave, Upper Nyack, New York

Back By Popular Demand! Re-opening April 27, 2024  | 11-1
with new portraits included!

"Still Here: Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation,” is an outdoor installation of photographic portraits nestled in the woods of the River Hook Preserve. 


The goal of “Still Here” is to prompt visitors of River Hook to reflect upon and honor the Lenape people who have cared for and stewarded this land long before the Dutch and English settled on the Hudson shores, and remember that their descendants still live amongst us.


"Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation" is an on-going series by artist Lisa Levart created with the guidance of Grandmother Clara Soaring Hawk.

" Every woman shown in this installation has heard directly a call to honor our ancestral matriarchs." 

Grandmother Clara Soaring Hawk

This project is made possible in part with a grant from The Austen-Stokes Ancient Americas Foundation,  

as well as Friends of River Hook and the Village of Upper Nyack.​

Still Here.jpg
Still Here photo by Myles Aronowitz


Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation

Witness women and young girls from the Ramapough Lenape Nation reclaiming long forgotten ancestral stories, revealing personal connections to these narratives and in the process, raising awareness to a community whose tribal land is 20 miles outside of Manhattan. This powerful series of portrait photography by Lisa Levart has been exhibited at historical museums and colleges, and available for future exhibitions.

Filmmaker Myles Aronowitz's insightful documentary follows Levart and the women as they embark on a creative process that transports viewers into an indigenous, nature-loving world; ancient, contemporary, personal, and unabashedly - matriarchal. 

Grandmother South

(Cheyann Kumar)

Grandmother SOuth2575R.jpg