COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH NIKKI BASS¬
COFFEE + CONVERSATION WITH NIKKI BASS
Thursday, July 21, 2022
Join us for a casual conversation exploring current exhibitions, led by Virginia MOCA staff and guest lecturers. This program is free, and registration is required.
This month we will be joined by Nikki Bass, Nansemond Tribal Council Member. We will look at selected works of art from Maya Lin: A Study of Water and discuss the work of the Nansemond Indian Nation to rebuild their connection to their ancestral waterway, after centuries of displacement.
Nikki Bass is a Nansemond Indian scientist focused on cultural revitalization through environmental stewardship. She was born and raised on the Chesapeake Bay and has 15 years of experience in environmental protection and public health. Nikki weaves traditional and modern indigenous perspectives into interdisciplinary projects that immerse communities in living tribal landscapes and waterways. Over the past decade, she has dedicated her efforts to the Great Dismal Swamp as a site of intertribal significance and the Nansemond River as the original lifeforce of the Nansemond people. She currently works to empower her tribe through data collection, storytelling with geographic information systems, and capacity building through conservation partnerships.
MAYA LIN: A STUDY OF WATER
Virginia MOCA is pleased to present Maya Lin: A Study of Water, a solo exhibition that brings together a selection of the internationally acclaimed artist’s sculptural interpretations of water spanning several decades.