Raven and the Box of Daylight - Traveling Exhibition
Wichita Art Museum
Visit the Wichita Art Museum 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 story unfolds as visitors move through the exhibition’s four environments, while listening to recordings of story tellers paired with layers of original music and coastal Pacific Northwest 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 exhibit in this Seattle Times article, "The Backstory: Illuminating the Treasured Story of Raven, and its Shared Values."
Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight has been organized by the artist and Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA
Guest curated by Miranda Belarde-Lewis, PhD
Multisensory visitor experience designed by zoe I juniper
Exhibition Tour Dates
Museum of Glass, Washington: October 3rd, 2018 – September 2nd, 2019
Wichita Art Museum, Kansas: February 1st, 2020 – January 17th, 2021
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC: January 28th, 2022–January 29th, 2023
Chrysler Museum of Art, Virginia: 2023