Thursday, January 9, 2020
5:30 pm: Cash Bar
6:00 pm: Musical Gallery Tour
Nasher Museum of Art
2001 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705
Samantha Crain, Choctaw singer, songwriter, poet, and musician, performs her award-winning music for this special Thursday evening at the Nasher. With songs selected to be in conversation with works of art, Crain’s set will cross genres — folk, avant-garde, rock — and languages (English and Choctaw) as she takes us on a musical exploration of Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University. Banner image: Oscar Howe, Dance of the Heyoka, c. 1954 (detail). Watercolor on paper. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Museum purchase, 1954.12. © 2019 by permission of the Oscar Howe Family. From the Nasher exhibit, Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now.
Samantha Crain is a Choctaw singer, songwriter, poet, producer, and musician from Oklahoma. She is a two-time Native American Music Award winner and winner of an Indigenous Music Award. Her genre spanning discography has been critically acclaimed by media outlets such as Rolling Stone, ...