Raven and the Box of Daylight

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Before here was here Raven was a white bird, and the world was in darkness. So begins the story passed down among the Tlingit people of the Pacific Northwest since time immemorial. This origin story has survived by passing from the lips of one person to the ear of another – from generation to generation. In this episode of Sidedoor, Tlingit glass artist Preston Singletary shares it in a new way: leading us on a journey from darkness to light through dozens of luminous glass sculptures.

Speakers

Miranda Belarde-Lewis, independent curator and assistant professor of Information Science at the University of Washington

IG: miranda505

Preston Singletary, internationally acclaimed Tlingit glass artist

IG: @prestonsingletaryglass

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/c/PrestonSingletaryGlass

Emil Her Many Horses, curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

IG: @SmithsonianNMAI | Twitter: @SmithsonianNMAI

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