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Folk Arts ArticleShow Me Traditions: An Educator's Guide to Teaching Folk Arts and Folk Life in Missouri Schools

from MUSEUM magazine, a bi-annual publication

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Folk Arts ArticleMissouri Folk Arts Program Magazine

tradition illustrationWhen Tradition Meets Technology

internships illustrationFifteen Years of the Missouri Folk Arts Graduate Internships

Meet the People illustrationMeet the People, Know the Program

Handed Down illustrationHanded Down: Twenty Year of Missouri's Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program

Opportunities illustrationCreative Opportunities for Missouri’s Traditional Artists

Collaborations illustrationInterdisciplinary Collaborations: Partnership for the Missouri Folk Arts Program (web)

Luthiers illustrationThe Work of Art (Art of Luthiers)

Coggswell illustrationA Storyteller's Story: Gladys A. Coggswell

Mandingo Gara illustrationArt in the Basement: Mandingo Gara from Sierra Leone

Residency illustrationMissouri Folk Arts Residency project

Carnival illustrationCarnival: from Colombia to West Plains, Missouri

Folk Arts ArticleInto Our New Year

A Sampling of Folklife and Cultural Tourism Projects in the United States

Over thirty cultural professionals with experience in and knowledge of folklife and cultural tourism projects were interviewed for the December 2000 report, which includes seventeen case studies in the following areas: guided tours; audiotape driving tours; self-guided trails, tours and directories; destinations and events; tourism-industry initiated projects; crafts; and tourism as part of larger initiatives.

Missouri Masters and Their Traditional Arts Essays

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Ozark illustration"Buildin' Boats, Giggin' and Foolin' Around is All Fun:" Traditional Material Culture of the Ozark Waterways
featuring Johnboat Builder Cecil Murray and Gigmaker Paul Martin

Johnboat illustrationThe Ozark Johnboat: Its History, Form and Functions

Hawaiian illustrationHalau Hula O Missouri: Hawaiian Hula and Lei-making in Missouri

German illustrationPolkas, Fastnacht and Kloppelei: Contemporary German Folk Arts in Missouri

Storyteller illustration"A Handful of Dinky": African American Storytelling in Missouri
featuring Master Storyteller Gladys A. Coggswell

Mexican illustration"¡Qué Viva el Westside!" Mexican Traditional Arts in Kansas City, Missouri
featuring Beto López and Mariachi México

Gospel illustration"How I Got Over": African-American Gospel Music in the Missouri Bootheel
featuring soloist Mildred Whitehorn

Irish illustration"You'll Never Get Ireland in American": Irish Traditional Music and Dance in St. Louis, Missouri


MFAP Support

The Missouri Folk Arts Program receives support from the Missouri Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the University of Missouri, and the MU Museum of Art and Archaeology.

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