Open Doors: ART FOR OUR TIME: The Witness Blanket

The Frank Museum of Art 39 S. Vine Street Westerville, Ohio 43081 Open in Google Map
September 10 & 17, 2022 / 10:30 a.m. - Noon
September 14, 15 & 16 / 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Additional Considerations:
• Photography permitted
• ADA Accessible
• Limited Space
ALL - Free

Tour the exhibition The Witness Blanket with the support of an arts professional. The Frank Museum of Art at Otterbein University hosts the internationally recognized The Witness Blanket, made by multidisciplinary indigenous Canadian artist Carey Newman/Hayalthkin’geme. The Witness Blanket is a gallery-size sculptural installation made as a cedar “blanket,” woven with pieces of Indian residential school history. These contributions were donated by residential school survivors and their families, band offices, friendship centres, and governments, and reclaimed from former residential school sites. The exhibition demand for The Witness Blanket has been so great that two additional versions of the original work, now cared for by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR), were made. To date, The Frank Museum is the only venue outside of Canada to host The Witness Blanket (September 1 – December 4, 2022). See the Witness Blanket in person and learn how it was made before it returns to tour in Canada.

The Frank Museum is a historical building dedicated to global art. ODW seeks to move viewers beyond the single narrative toward more nuanced understandings about people, places, and cultures.

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