Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight

10/1/2018 through 10/1/2019 | Museum of Glass

Museums South

Raven and the Box of Daylight is the Tlingit story of Raven and his transformation of the world, bringing light to people via the stars, moon, and sun. This myth holds great significance in the mythology of the Tlingit people as a revered creation tale. The exhibition features a dynamic combination of artwork, story-telling, and encounter, where the Tlingit creation myth unfolds during the visitor’s experience. The glass art of Preston Singletary (American, born 1963) is rooted in this story. Primarily known for his celebration of Native American art and design, Singletary will explore new ways of working with glass inspired by Tlingit design principles. Tlingit objects were traditionally created for stagecraft, and were used to tell stories by representing elements of the natural world, as well as the histories of tribal families. By drawing upon this tradition, Singletary’s art creates a unique theatrical atmosphere, in which the pieces follow and enhance the exhibition narrative.

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