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Preston Singletary: Raven and the Box of Daylight
February 1, 2020 - January 17, 2021
Raven and the Box of Daylight features the astounding glass art of Preston Singletary. The exhibition explores the Tlingit story of Raven and how the bird brings light to the world through the stars, moon, and sun. Singletary’s remarkable works—more than 50 glass sculptures including a monumental glass canoe, glass paddles, and glass river—are joined by audio and video elements to create a dynamic, multi-sensory environment. The exhibition takes visitors on an experiential journey following the transformation of darkness into light.
Singletary is one of America’s premiere glass artists. His great-grandparents were members of the Tlingit tribe—a Pacific Northwest Native American tribe. The artist draws heavily on Native American art and design in his work. Raven and the Box of Daylight is organized by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington.
Image: Preston Singletary, Dleit Yeil (White Raven), 2017. Blown, hot-sculpted, sand-carved glass, steel stand, 16 1/2 x 7 x 9 inches. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Russell Johnson