Film Screening & Discussion: ‘Always Becoming’ with Nora Naranjo Morse

Nora Naranjo Morse, Santa Clara Pueblo, will introduce her film, Always Becoming, a 30-minute documentary revealing the construction and concepts behind five ephemeral sculptures she built at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. The five figures—Father, Mother, Little one, Moon Woman, and Mountain Bird—come from Santa Clara Pueblo oral traditions. Designed to melt back into the earth, these sculptures were made with organic material and built by indigenous people from the United States and Mexico. The film addresses contemporary Native issues and the creative process of making art inspired by indigenous culture.

$10; $5 Mia members, free to Native American Art Affinity Group members. To register, call (612) 870-6323 or reserve online.

This project has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence.