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Learn More: “Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight”

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
November 11th, 2023 - April 28th, 2024

Visit the Oklahoma City Museum of Art for Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight, the unique solo traveling exhibition by Preston Singletary and organized by the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, WA., which tells the Tlingit origin story of Raven and his transformation of the world—bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. Raven leads visitors on a fantastical journey through the transformation of darkness into light.

The glass art of Preston Singletary is rooted in the narrative of Raven and the Box of Daylight. Primarily known for his celebration of Tlingit art and design, Singletary explores new ways of working with glass inspired by Tlingit design principles.

For each area, the exhibition is composed of complementary elements of glass artwork, sensory details, audio-elements, and installations to immerse the visitor in an experiential journey. This exhibition was supported by the research of Walter Porter, a Tlingit mythologist and historian. Porter’s research provides a unique perspective about Tlingit cultural stories. He was well known for his comparative work regarding other cultures’ mythologies surrounding the Raven story.

Learn more about this solo traveling exhibition with these recent articles, videos, podcasts and more:

Glass Artist Preston Singletary: Shattering Expectations, CBS Sunday Morning

National Tour of Preston Singletary’s ‘Raven and the Box of Daylight’ Closes at Oklahoma City Museum of Art, Forbes

The Best Exhibitions and Openings of 2024: North America, Christie's

Keeper of the Story: Preston Singletary’s Tale in Glass, Luxiere Magazine

Seeing the Light with Preston Singletary, The Oklahoma Today Podcast

Indigenous Glass Artist Opens Immersive Exhibit in OKC During Native American Heritage Month, The Oklahoman

Breathtaking 'Raven and the Box of Daylight' Stuns at OKCMOA, Oklahoma City Free Press

Meet the Artist Behind the New Oklahoma City Museum of Art Exhibit 'Raven and the Box of Daylight', The Oklahoman

See more recent Press Coverage.

Exhibition Tour Dates
• Oklahoma City Museum of Art, OK: November 11th, 2023 - April 28th, 2024
• Chrysler Museum of Art, VA: March 3rd, 2023 - July 2nd, 2023
• Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC: January 28th, 2022 - January 29th, 2023
• Wichita Art Museum, KS: February 1st, 2020 - January 17th, 2021
• Museum of Glass, WA: October 3rd, 2018 - September 2nd, 2019

"Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight" has been organized by the artist and the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA. Guest curated by Miranda Belarde-Lewis, PhD. Multisensory visitor experience designed by zoe I juniper.