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Wisconsin Folks

While many persons may think of Wisconsin as a state dedicated solely to the pursuit of cheese and all things dairy, the cultural fabric throughout its borders is quite varied. Throughout this site (produced by the Wisconsin Arts Board), visitors can learn about the various folk traditions that live and breathe across the state and discover how their art is connected to cultural life in Wisconsin...
Blanche Payne Regional Costume Photograph and Drawing Collection

Professor Blanche Payne of the University of Washington traveled throughout the world on her own, during a time when it was quite rare for women to do so. In 1936 and 1937 she made extensive trips to countries including Albania, Bosnia, and the former Yugoslavia. Through photographs and illustrations she documented the folkways, indigenous costumes, and daily lives of various cultures. Her...
Museum of International Folk Art: Online Experiences

The collections at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, like those of most museums, have experienced closures due to the pandemic. Nevertheless, the museum is currently providing a variety of online experiences for visitors. For example, the museum's YouTube channel offers a large selection of videos, many with local artists discussing topics such as mask making, Pueblo...