Raven and the Box of Daylight: National Museum of the American Indian

Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight
National Museum of the American Indian - Smithsonian
January 28th, 2022 - January 29th, 2023

Visit the National Museum of the American Indian for the opening of "Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight", the unique traveling solo exhibition by Preston Singletary and organized by the Museum of Glass, which tells the Tlingit origin story of Raven and his transformation of the world - bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun.

The story unfolds as visitors move through the exhibition’s four environments, while listening to recordings of storytellers paired with layers of original music and soundscapes. Singletary’s art creates a theatrical atmosphere in which his striking glass pieces enhance the narrative of Raven and the Box of Daylight.

Read more about the story behind Raven and the Box of Daylight in this article by The Seattle Times: "There are Many Versions of the Tlingit ‘Raven’ Story, but it's Truth and Hopeful Message are Universal". Visit the National Museum of the American Indian for the exhibition opening on January 28th, 2022.

White Raven

Blown and sand carved glass

19.5" x 10" x 14"

Box with Daylight

Kiln cast and sand carved glass

55" x 36.75" x 16"

Raven and the Box of Daylight

Lead crystal

32.75" x 9.75" x 6"

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