June 9, 2021

Indiana State Museum Exhibits Protest Murals

Provided by the Indiana State Museum

Provided by the Indiana State Museum

The Indiana State Museum will feature six murals painted by Indianapolis artists. “RESPONSE: Images and Sounds of a Movement” are expressions its creators hope will spur conversation about how and why last year’s social and racial inequity protests occurred in downtown Indianapolis.

Curator Kisha Tandy said interviews with the artists contributed to the collection’s uniqueness.

“Within those interviews, they talk about their creative process, about creating the pieces right in the moment, and the people that they encountered, the support that they were given and that is something that has really been important to hearing the artist’s voice.”

The artists’ personal messages are reflected in their work, she explains.

“They were using their art as a conduit for change, for evoking emotion, for making statements, for their personal edification; they were using these pieces to come to terms with things that they were experiencing and thinking about.”

The murals can be seen in the museum’s Legacy Theater. A panel discussion with the artists will be June 26 inside the facility’s Great Hall. The exhibit is free and open to the public.

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