The Nature-Inspired Tribal Art of Borneo

October 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Nature-Inspired Tribal Art of Borneo
Tuesday, October 23 | 12pm to 1pm
Dr. Matthew Klooster
$13 at the door or $40 in advance for the four-lecture series

The island of Borneo in Southeast Asia is home to the oldest rainforest on Earth and is blanketed by one of the most biodiverse landscapes.  Included in this tremendous natural diversity are the nearly 200 ethnic subgroups that make up the Dayak people, which all possess a deep physical and spiritual connection to their tropical environment. This interactive presentation will focus on the seven main ethnic groups of the Dayak and the imagery typically utilized in each culture’s artistic expression. We will then attempt to draw connections to the native rainforest wildlife that inspires this creative work, discussing why these organisms are so important to the native people.   

Dr. Matthew Klooster is Assistant Professor of Biology at Centre College. His research interests are plant population and community ecology, evolutionary-ecology, symbioses, phylogeography, population genetics, genomics, and conservation of rare and endangered species. 

Register in advance for all four of our fall arts appreciation lectures!