Art and culture

Nora Moore Lloyd, who grew up in Chicago and is an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe Nation, focuses her artwork on Indigenous cultures, nature and community, and family history through traditional storytelling and photography. Her work, now on display in the Illinois State Museum's exhibit, "Human/Nature: The weight of our actions on the natural world," focuses on the Ojibwe practice of harvesting birch bark for basketry, canoe making, coverings for structures and more. These practices are rooted in forest management, conservation and the continuity of Indigenous cultural expression and identity, but Indigenous people have long had to fight to continue to follow these traditional practices. Lloyd will discuss her work and how it relates to Indigenous culture with the museum's curator of art, Douglas Stapleton. Hosted by the Illinois State Museum via Zoom. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Call for more information including the Zoom link.

Artist chat: Nora Moore Lloyd
Tuesday, Jan. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Hosted by the Illinois State Museum
Via Zoom