In early 2020, eight professional Indiana artists exhibited new works of art for Call and Response: Creative Interpretations of Wylie House. The museum invited these artists to select and respond to a lesser-known individual or group of people associated with the history of the home. Their pieces and installations transformed the historic home, and an opening reception was held on March 6, 2020. 

Wylie House Museum closed only a week after the opening and remained closed to the public through 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, the exhibition was captured via a virtual tour, and the artists created brief videos presented in this digital exhibit. In addition, a generous donor helped the museum purchase a few of the contemporary pieces. These works of art remain on display throughout the 1835 home.

Call and Response was sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Council at Indiana University, and was part of Indiana Remixed, the Council's program celebrating the arts and ideas that shape Indiana today. In pursuit of narratives that tell all of our stories, the Wylie House continues its interpretive journey through the transformative power of contemporary art.

Meet the Artists

Click on the artist's name in the righthand menu to learn more about the work they created in response to lesser-known people associated with Wylie House history.

Experience the Art

Keep navigating through the pages of this virtual exhibit to learn more about visits to the artists’ studios, exhibit installation, the opening reception, and, of course, the artwork itself. 

Call and Response Virtual Tour

Take a Virtual Tour of the items exhibited in the Wylie House, courtesy of Indiana University’s Advanced Visualization Lab.

Wylie House: Contemporary Art, Marginalized Voices, Historic Spaces

Watch “Contemporary Art, Marginalized Voices, Historic Spaces,” a conversation with Wylie House Director Carey Champion.