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New Harmony students blend art with environmental history in collaboration with NOMA

  The following essay was written by Nic Aziz, NOMA’s Community Engagement Curator. Land is arguably the most sought-after resource on our planet. It has been the source of everything from the impetus for wars to the foundation of oppression and a sacred fabric within spiritual practices. Unfortunately as a result of collective mistreatment and… Read More

Art-Making Activity: Make a Mandala

Mandala comes from the classical Indian language Sanskrit. Loosely translated, the word means circle, but a mandala has symbolic meaning as well. The shape of a mandala is circular and has a pattern. Similar designs are seen in cultures in India and Tibet as well as Native American and Early Christian art.  Circles may represent… Read More

Suggested Reading List: Belief Systems

NOMA’s Learning and Engagement staff suggests the following books related to themes of belief systems. In partnership with Octavia Books, links are provided to purchase these titles through this independent bookstore based in New Orleans. For Adults There There by Tommy Orange, Vintage, 2019, ISBN: 9780525436140 https://www.octaviabooks.com/book/9780525436140 Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve… Read More