Zoom @ Noon
Aztec Stories with Michael Heralda - March 30, 2021 @ 12 PM
Michael Heralda shares information on Mexican instruments, food, ceremonies, traditions, and philosophical concepts - all from an indigenous perspective. He addresses the significance and legacy of the feathered Kopilli (headdress) of Motecuhzoma Zocoyotzin - the 9th ruler of the Mexica/Aztecs.
The Fabric of Faiths: How Headwear Makes Religion Real - March 23, 2021 @ 12 PM
What's That on Your Head? An Art History of Hats! - March 16, 2021 @ 12 PM
Zoom @ Noon: Conversation with the Curator - March 2, 2021 @ 12 PM
A conversation with Stacey W. Miller, the Curator forThe Global Language of Headwear and Dr. Natasha Ritsma, Director of the Schingoethe Center.
Miller is the owner of Hat Horizons and an independent curator of ethnographic headwear. She has spent over 30 years collecting and researching the cultural significance of hats and headdresses. She has collected more than 1300 hats and headdresses from almost every corner of the world.
Zoom @ Noon with Frank Trankina - November 11, 2020 @ 12 PM
Frank Trankina is an American contemporary artist best known for his still-life paintings of paper ephemera and toys arranged on shelves. He is a full professor at Northern Illinois University. He has exhibited his work across the United States and has had solo exhibitions in Chicago, St. Louis, and Tokyo.
In this Zoom @ Noon session, Trankina discusses his work with Douglas Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum, and James Kao, Professor of Art at Aurora University.
Zoom @ Noon: Celebrating Ruth Muskrat Bronson with Ida Muskrat Dunham and Jennifer Loren, facilitated by Dr. Gerald Butters - November 4, 2020 @ 12 PM
A conversation with Aurora University History Professor, Dr. Gerald Butters, and Ruth Muskrat Bronson’s nieces, Ida Muskrat Dunham and Jennifer Loren, about the work and life of Ruth Muskrat Bronson, a woman who has been hailed as “one of the most important American Indian intellectual and political figures of the early 20th century.”
Zoom @ Noon with Hector Duarte - October 14, 2020 @ 12 PM
Hector Duarte studied mural painting at the workshop of David Alfaro Siqueiros in 1977. Since moving to Chicago in 1985, Duarte has participated in the creation of more than 45 murals. He has exhibited his paintings and prints in solo and collective shows at such venues as the School of the Art Institute, the State of Illinois Gallery, the Chicago Historical Society, the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum, and Casa Estudio Museo Diego Rivera in Mexico.
Duarte is the co-founder of the Julio Ruelas Print Workshop in Zacatecas, Mexico, La Casa de la Cultura in Zamora, Mexico and Taller Mestizarte in Chicago.
Watch this video to hear Duarte discuss his work in conversation with Doug Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum.
Zoom @ Noon - The Art of Meditation - October 7 @ 12 PM
In this Zoom @ Noon session, Cheryl Block (MSN, RN, AWC, RYT200), founder and executive director of Healthy Inputs, LLC, teaches us about the art of meditation.
This program will teach you about proven techniques that can be implemented at "any given moment" to create a positive effect on your body and mind. You will learn a total of 6 different meditation techniques, two that can be used to combat an "overactive, racing mind", two that can help calm "a too intense/overly focused mind", and two that can support a "sluggish or stuck" mind.
Zoom @ Noon with Riva Lehrer - September 23, 2020 @ 12 PM
Riva Lehrer is an American painter, writer, teacher, and speaker. Lehrer was born with spina bifida and her work focuses on issues of physical identity and the socially challenged body, especially in explorations of cultural depictions of disability.
Hear Riva Lehrer discuss her work in conversation with Douglas Stapleton, Associate Curator of Art at the Illinois State Museum.