In the Gallery with Samantha Crain
[ Detail, Oscar Howe, Dance of the Heyoka, c. 1954 ]
A Musical Gallery Exploration with Samantha Crain
In Conjunction with Art for a New Understanding: Native Voices, 1950s to Now
5:30 pm: Cash Bar
6:30 pm: Musical Gallery Exploration
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, SPIN, Paste, No Depression, NPR, PRI,…...Read More