MOCRA Programs and Events
Creativity as Ancestral Mind: Living with the Ancestors
Saturday, June 7, 1997 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
reception to follow
free and open to the public
In conjunction with the exhibition Utopia Body Paint, MOCRA is pleased to present an afternoon symposium focusing on the art of the Aborigines of Australia's Central Desert. In the unique setting of the world's first museum of contemporary interfaith art, surrounded by dazzling aboriginal art which presents a 40,000-year-old visual tradition to modern eyes, we will explore the renaissance of traditional Aboriginal culture, its encounter and mastery of Western media, and the deep meaning of the intricate patterns traced in its art.
|This symposium is generously supported by the Embassy of Australia, Washington, D.C.
|Mary Reid Brunstrom: "The Development of Contemporary Art at Utopia"
Director, Austral Gallery - Australian Contemporary Art, St. Louis
|Jacqueline Lewis-Harris: "More than Dot Paintings: Sacred Geology"
Assistant Curator for Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Saint Louis Art Museum
|Dr. John Nunley: "Ancestors, Art and Regeneration"
Morton D. May Curator of the Arts for Africa, Oceania, and the Americas, Saint Louis Art Museum
|Dr. Mary Wells Baron: Response
Jungian psychoanalyst, St. Louis
|Dr. Diane Martin: Response
clinical psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst;
Abbot, Udumbara Zen Center, Evanston, IL