T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America
On view March 3, 2018 to June 10, 2018
T. C. Cannon (1946–1978, Caddo/Kiowa), Favorite Wife, 1972. Oil on canvas. Private Collection. © 2017 Estate of T. C. Cannon. Photo by Carla Cain.
Singer-songwriter Samantha Crain composed and recorded this song in response to artist T.C. Cannon’s mural, Epochs in Plains History: Mother Earth, Father Sun, the Children Themselves. Her arrangement responds directly to the imagery and narrative elements in the painting, and soars in a similar manner as its source of inspiration. “One Who Stands in The Sun” is titled after Cannon’s Kiowa name in translation. Her tribute to him and his mural extends his legacy, which still blazes strongly among Native creatives and beyond.
After PEM, the exhibition travels to:
The Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
July 14—October 7, 2018
Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, New York City
March 16—September 16, 2019
T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America is organized by the Peabody Essex Museum. The exhibition was made possible in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation and Ellen and Steve Hoffman provided generous support. We also recognize the generosity of the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.