To mark the fourth annual Night at the Museums, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York will feature an evening of performances by acclaimed neo-soul singer Martha Redbone. Martha Redbone will perform at the museum Tuesday, June 20 in the museum’s second-floor rotunda.
Described by the Village Voice as “Americana’s next superstar,” Martha Redbone possesses a rich vocal talent and a sultry, powerful sound that is unmistakably her own. She is of Cherokee, Choctaw, European and African American heritage.
Night at the Museums is hosted by the Downtown Culturals Group, consisting of the museum and 14 other cultural institutions of Lower Manhattan. All activities are free, but some require tickets or advance reservation. Complete information, including a map and schedule of events, is available at NightAtTheMuseums.org.
Tours include the exhibitions Infinity of Nations, Native Fashion Nowand Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America’s Past Revealed, as well as a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the George Gustav Heye Center. More tour details can be found at AmericanIndian.si.edu.
About the National Museum of the American Indian
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. The museum’s George Gustav Heye Center is located at One Bowling Green in New York City. For additional information, including hours and directions, visit AmericanIndian.SI.edu. Follow the museum via social media on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
About the Downtown Culturals Group
The Downtown Culturals Group is composed of cultural organizations located in Lower Manhattan below Chambers Street. Its purpose is to foster collaborations among and promote the visibility of downtown’s cultural resources. A key project has been the creation of the Downtown Culture Pass, a three-day pass to museums and attractions that is geared toward tourists. DowntownCulturePass.org
About the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council
Since its founding in 1973, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) has been dedicated to empowering artists and enhancing the cultural vibrancy of New York City through a broad range of platforms and initiatives, all based on the belief that artists are an inspirational and catalyzing force within any community. LMCC.net
About the River To River Festival
River To River, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council public engagement initiative, inspires residents, workers and visitors in Lower Manhattan, by connecting them to artists, new ideas and perspectives, and other art lovers to demonstrate the role that artists play in creating vibrant, sustainable communities.