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Time Is Running Out: Are You Smarter Than a Curator?


You have been to the Festival and checked out the information we’ve posted about the programs. Now find out if you’re smarter than aRead More

July 15, 2011   No Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/7


Week 2 of the Festival! Photographs from Thursday, July 7, 2011 Click on images to enlarge and see captions.

July 7, 2011   No Comments

Smithsonian Institution Archives Gives Context to the Colombia Program


The Smithsonian Institution Archives, the record keeper of the history of the Smithsonian, features a blog today in THE BIGGER PICTURE,Read More

July 5, 2011   No Comments

Top Ten Images Taken by our Visitors: Day 2


Here are the top ten photos posted on Flickr from day two of the Festival. Keep uploading those gorgeous imagesRead More

July 4, 2011   No Comments

Folklife Festival T-Shirt Collectors


Visitors, volunteers, and staff who make the Smithsonian Folklife Festival an annual event in their lives often collect Festival T-shirts.Read More

July 3, 2011   9 Comments

Today’s Ten: Photos from 7/1


A glimpse of the Festival on July 1 through the lenses of some of the Smithsonian staff and volunteer photographers.

July 1, 2011   1 Comment

Opening Day Photos


Here are photos taken from 10am-1pm on Opening Day at the Folklife Festival!

June 30, 2011   4 Comments

Video–ASL Introduction to Folklife Festival


This Festival introduction is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) and captions. It explains the various means through which theRead More

June 30, 2011   No Comments

Get a Free Smithsonian Folkways CD at the Folklife Festival!


Get a temporary tattoo, and redeem for a free CD (with purchase)! Smithsonian Folklife Festival staff will be handing outRead More

June 30, 2011   No Comments

Gearing Up at the National Mall!


Walk down the National Mall today, and you will see about 65 white tents, and within them, you will hearRead More

June 28, 2011   No Comments