Nora Naranjo-Morse's "Always Becoming" site plans

Summary
Collection ID:
NMAI.AC.380
Creators:
Naranjo-Morse, Nora, 1953-
Dates:
2007
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.25 Linear feet
Repository:
This collection contains 4 site plans for Santa Clara Pueblo artist Nora Noranjo-Morse's outdoor sculpture series
Always Becoming
, 2007.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
This collection contains 4 site plans for Nora Noranjo-Morse's outdoor sculpture series
Always Becoming
. The plans depict photographs of the exterior of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC with hand-drawn renderings of the proposed sculptures.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged in 1 oversize box.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
During the summer of 2007, artist Nora Naranjo-Morse (Santa Clara Pueblo) built a family of clay sculptures, entitled
Always Becoming
, on the grounds of the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. A public dedication of the sculptures took place on September 21, 2007. Naranjo-Morse's sculpture concept was selected unanimously by a selection committee from more than 55 entries submitted by Native artists from throughout the Western Hemisphere.
The five sculptures, ranging in height from seven and a half to sixteen feet tall, greet visitors from among the tall meadow grasses on the south side of the building. Nora worked side-by-side with her niece, Athena Swentzell Steen, and husband Bill Steen, who are experts at building structures with natural materials such as straw bale.
History note from NMAI's website.

Administration
Processing Information
Collection processed by Emily Moazami, Supervisory Archivist, 2019.
Separated Materials
The
Always Becoming
sculptures have the catalog number 265840.
Author
Emily Moazami
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Sculptures commissioned by the National Museum of the American Indian in 2006 and built in 2007.

Container
1

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Preferred Citation
Identification of specific item; Nora Naranjo-Morse's
Always Becoming
site plans Date (if known); NMAI.AC.380. National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Conditions Governing Use
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiarchives@si.edu.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Santa Clara Pueblo Culture Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Outdoor Sculpture Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
National Museum of the American Indian
4220 Silver Hill Rd
Suitland 20746-2863
nmaiarchives@si.edu
http://nmai.si.edu/explore/collections/archive/