Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020
The Grunwald Gallery at Indiana University is pleased to present Hoosier Lifelines: Environmental and Social Change Along the Monon, 1847-2020, an artistic and historical exploration of Indiana’s changing environment along the remains of the historic Monon Railroad. Though the railroad, nicknamed the “Hoosier Lifeline,” is no longer in existence, this exhibition uses it as a foundation to understand the interplay of landscapes, ecosystems, and communities across time and space. In historical artifacts and contemporary photographs, the exhibition calls on Hoosiers to imagine new Indiana’s “Lifelines”—new visions of what sustains us, what brings us together, what connects us all.
The exhibition will be available to view during gallery hours and, by means of a virtual 3-D walkthrough, via the Grunwald Gallery’s website. Hoosier Lifelines will travel from Bloomington to key cultural institutes at the Monon’s endpoints--New Albany’s Carnegie Center for Art and History (July-October 2021) and Michigan City’s Lubeznik Center for the Arts (October 2021-January 2022). The exhibition and events are made possible by the Environmental Resilience Institute and the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design at Indiana University.
Image information: Maria Whiteman, Bringing in Renewable Energy to Indiana, 2020, 24”x34”, Dye Sublimation Print