Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


Numbe Whageh
  • Numbe Whageh
  • Lecture
  • 2/9/2017
  • 17:30-18:30
  • The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas
  • Host: Office of Diversity and Equity; Office of First-Year Experience; College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Languages, Literatures, and Cul
Event Description
Sculptor, writer, and filmmaker Nora Naranjo Morse discusses her public art project “Numbe Whageh,” meaning “the center place” in Tewa Pueblo language, and how it was received by non-natives and institutions in Albuquerque and beyond. The controversial project focuses on the historical treatment of Pueblo people by Spanish conquistador Don Juan de Oñate during the late 1500s and raises questions about who makes monuments and why, challenging historical narratives.