Find Your Folklife; We Are “The Folk” All of Us

September 5, 2021

Find Your Folklife; We Are “The Folk” All of Us

The Nevada Arts Council’s Folklife Friends and Neighbors Initiative is about you—your family, your neighbors, your friends, your community. It’s also about us—who we are as Nevadans navigating the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century. Para descubrir más sobre esta exposición en español, haga clic aquí

Folklife, folk arts, and folklore all spring from cultural identity, which comes from belonging to a social group. Family heritage—national or ethnic—often informs a person’s sense of self. Cultural identity may also derive from language, gender, religion, age, occupation, and locality or sense of place. Folk traditions are typically shared in informal ways and passed from one person to another by word of mouth, imitation, or observation.

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This exhibit moves to the Tonopah Convention Center, and runs from April 18 – May 31 2022.

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