Blanket Songs at Masur Museum of Art

Families will love this immersive experience celebrating indigenous heritage.

By Missy Robertson, Publisher Macaroni KID Monroe-West Monroe January 20, 2024

You are cordially invited to attend a free reception for John Hitchcock's "Blanket Song" at the Masur Museum of Art. This event presents a wonderful opportunity to introduce your kids to the world of art and celebrate indigenous traditions. Not only will they have the chance to explore the exhibition, but there will also be a fun scavenger hunt on-site to keep them entertained and engaged. 

John Hitchcock: Blanket Songs
Masur Museum of Art
1400 S. Grand St., Monroe, LA 
Date: 1/25/24
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost: FREE

More About the Artist:
John Hitchcock is a Wisconsin-based artist and musician of Comanche, Kiowa, and Northern European descent. Raised in Oklahoma on Comanche Tribal lands, he draws on his personal history to create works that fuse frenetic abstraction with layered allusions to indigenous traditions. He earned his MFA in printmaking and photography at Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, and received his BFA from Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma.

Blanket Songs stand as an immersive testament to the intersection of tradition and innovation, weaving together a rich tapestry of media to narrate a deeply personal story rooted in indigenous heritage. Drawing inspiration from the cultural practices of Comanche and Kiowa ancestry, this installation is an amalgamation of traditional techniques – screen printing, lithography, assemblage, neon, audio, video, and textiles – harmoniously converging to honor the legacy of the artist’s grandparents.

This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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