Blanket Songs

  • Grunwald Gallery of Art
  • 2/2/2023, 2/3/2023, 2/4/2023, 2/7/2023, 2/8/2023, 2/9/2023, 2/10/2023, 2/11/2023, 2/14/2023, 2/15/2023, 2/16/2023, 2/17/2023, 2/18/2023, 2/21/2023, 2/22/2023, 2/23/2023, 2/24/2023, 2/25/2023, 2/28/2023, 3/1/2023, 3/2/2023, 3/3/2023, 3/4/2023
  • Grunwald Gallery of Art
  • 1201 E. 7th Street, Fine Arts Building, Room 110, Bloomington, IN 47405
  • (812) 855-8490
  • 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Free

The Grunwald Gallery will present Blanket Songs, a multi-media installation and performance by artist and composer John Hitchcock. The artist examines traditional narratives of the American Frontier and indigenous stories to reinterpret combined Native American and non-indigenous histories of “The West”. The installation will feature neon sculptures, video, prints, fabric works and objects. The artist’s interests in printmaking, music composition, and personal histories are combined with Kiowa and Comanche oral histories to tell a story that is both cultural and personal, creating a moment to examine ideas of identity and representation.

The exhibition is curated by Leah Kolb, an independent curator and arts consultant. She previously served as the Curator of Exhibitions at the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art in Wisconsin and is currently working with Short Art Advisory, a firm that provides curatorial and art consulting services to individuals institutes and organizations.

Blanket Songs