Sensual Knowledge: Visiting Visual Artist Series--Nora Naranjo-Morse
- November 4, 2016
- Mathers Museum of World Cultures
- 416 N. Indiana Avenue, Bloomington, IN 47408
- 1:30 PM to 3:40 PM
Known foremost for her work with clay, Nora Naranjo-Morse is an artist whose work spans from pottery and figurines to installation exhibits and large-scale public art. Born from an artistic family, she is the youngest daughter of Santa Clara-Laguna potter Rose Naranjo and her eight siblings have engaged in practicing this art form as well. She makes constant reference to the earth as an evolving organic whole by creatively employing natural and found materials in her work. From large earth works to clay and straw towers to a clay rope draped across streets and buildings throughout the city of Santa Fe, her works often feature notes of whimsy. Naranjo-Morse will present a workshop on poetry, pottery, indigenous art in museums, and Christina Burke, PhD, and Curator of Native American and Non-western Art at the Philbrook Museum of Art, will engage Naranjo-Morse in a conversation about Native American art. The event will be free and open to the public, and is sponsored by Themester 2016: Beauty, an initiative of the IU College of Arts and Sciences.