Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow Eva Castellanoz Virtual Residency

NEA National Heritage Fellow, 1987 Master Corona Maker and Healer Wonderful people introduced me to art. Now I know that my parents were artists all through their bones. My dad would go to the river and get tree limbs and start to forge a chair with his machete. Then...
Heritage Fellow John Cephas Virtual Residency

Heritage Fellow John Cephas Virtual Residency

NEA National Heritage Fellow, 1989 Master Piedmont Blues Musician When I grew up as a kid and we had these get-togethers in the country, almost everyone had a repertoire that included “John Henry,” and you were judged by how well you played it. Some played it in open...
Exploring Portraits, Dress, and Identity in Asian Art

Exploring Portraits, Dress, and Identity in Asian Art

Joanna Pecore Asian Arts & Culture Center, Towson University, Towson, Maryland Discovery Questions What can art objects from distant times and places express about the identity of the people and the cultures depicted in them? How would students represent group...
Interviewing Virtual Unit

Interviewing Virtual Unit

Observing the traditions and traditional art forms around us, we learn why and how informal local learning underpins our lives and the knowledge and skills that we acquire in classrooms and formal academic settings. By interviewing family and community members to...

American Folklife: A Commonwealth of Cultures

Folklife is community life and values, artfully expressed in myriad interactions. It is universal, diverse, and enduring. It enriches the nation and makes us a commonwealth of cultures. The traditional knowledge and skills required to make a pie crust, plant a garden,...