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Art of Storytelling Series

February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am - February 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am UTC+0

Saturdays, Feb. 6, 13, 20 and 27, 11 a.m. EST 

Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next.

This program will be streamed on the museum’s YouTube channel.

Robert Lewis (Cherokee Nation) 

Saturday, Feb. 6, 11 a.m. EST

Experience storytelling with Robert Lewis, who shares stories of his people and culture. Lewis engages audiences of all ages with witty and amusing personal stories and Cherokee tales of language and history.

Moses Goods (Native Hawaiian) 

Saturday, Feb. 13, 11 a.m. EST

Goods is one of Hawai‘i’s most prominent theatre artists and storytellers. Moses shares traditional Hawaiian stories with a contemporary twist, including one featuring the legendary trickster Maui.

Gene Tagaban (Tlingit) 

Saturday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. EST

Also known as “One Crazy Raven,” Tagaban is a teller of stories that teach, entertain and heal. Gene will regale listeners with stories from his grandmother about the trickster Raven.

Kevin Noble Maillard (Mekusukey Band of the Seminole Nation) 

Saturday, Feb. 27, 11 a.m. EST

Kevin Noble Maillard is originally from Oklahoma. A professor and journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, Maillard reads his award-winning debut book for youth, “Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story.”

The series will continue to be available on demand in February, and is made possible by the generous support of Con Edison.


February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 am UTC+0
February 27, 2021 @ 11:00 am UTC+0


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