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2010 Festival Blog

Secretary G. Wayne Clough


Smithsonian Secretary G. Wayne Clough talks about growing up in rural Georgia and the career path that led to hisRead More

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Creating Exhibition Mannequins


Lora Collins, supervisor of the model shop, demonstrates an essential step in the creation of exhibition mannequins—the replication of aRead More

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Preservationist Amy Ballard


Amy Ballard, a preservationist at the Smithsonian Institution, began her career as a clerk typist. However, her oddest job wasRead More

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Mexico Program Introduction


Introduction and comments from the co-curator, Olivia Cadaval. 

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Mexico Program Musicians


Olivia Cadaval, co-curator of the México program, introduces the music participants. 

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Mexico Program Field Research


Olivia Cadaval, Smithsonian curator, speaks in depth about the field research conducted for the México program. 

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Téenek Ceremony-Danza del Bixom ritual fliers


During the ceremony of Danza del Bixom Tíiw, members of the Téenek community of Tamaletón become ritual fliers to honorRead More

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Weaving Traditions in the Vicente Sosa Family


Joel Vicente Contreras and his wife María Sosa Luís own a family-operated weaving workshop in Teotitlán del Valle. 

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Mariachi Tradicional Los Tios


Mariachi Tradicional Los Tios from El Manguito perform in a distinctive regional style that has flourished for more than 150Read More

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Mexico Foodways Interns and Volunteers


Interns and volunteers worked alongside Mexican cooks in the kitchen area of the Mexico program. 

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