Bullock Texas State History Museum presents "Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic" opening day

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 "Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic" opening reception
"Comanche Motion" by Eric Tippeconnic. Acrylic on canvas, 2017. Photo courtesy of Eric Tippeconnic

"Comanche Motion: The Art of Eric Tippeconnic" tells the story of a Comanche culture vibrantly alive in the modern world through 34 original paintings by artist and historian Eric Tippeconnic. The artwork is juxtaposed with Comanche artifacts and multimedia interactives to provide historical context and underscore Tippeconnic's inspiration for the paintings.

Tippeconnic created 10 new paintings for the exhibition, including the namesake artwork "Comanche Motion." Through the vivid colors, movement and symbolism on his canvases, Tippeconnic showcases the rich history of the Comanche people from the perspective of Comanches themselves while exploring themes that are common to all of us.

Artifacts featured in the exhibition, including a headdress and Fancy Dance regalia, compliment the imagery in Tippeconnic's art. Visitors engage with the symbolism and meaning in each painting through hands-on interactives for all ages, including a symbol scavenger hunt, a pattern-making activity, and touchable canvases and artist tools. A behind-the-scenes video provides insight into Tippeconnic's daily life, and a soundtrack of songs he listens to while painting immerses visitors in his artistic process.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through January 2, 2019. 

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Bullock Texas State History Museum
1800 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701


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