Public Talk: Pueblo Women and Clay
Friday, November 4, 5:00 pm
State Room East, Indiana Memorial Union
Nora Naranjo Morse is an award-winning sculptor, writer, and producer of video films that look at the continuing social changes within Pueblo Indian culture. An artist best known for her work with clay and organic materials, she has been trained in the Pueblo clay work tradition of the Southwest. Her installation exhibits and large-scale public art speak to environmental, cultural, and social practice issues.
Naranjo Morse’s public talk will focus on some of the most prolific and important clay workers of the Southwest. In matriarch-based communities, clay has become a vehicle to voice the strength and creativity of Pueblo women. The contemporary issues surrounding this subject are environmental, cultural, and artistic.
She will also engage with students and faculty across the College of Arts and Sciences, including the Department of Anthropology, the American Indian Studies Research Institute, First Nations Education and Culture Center, the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, Themester, and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design.