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Join us for two talks on Folk Art by two Folk Art Scholars and co-authors of Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian. A book signing with the authors will follow their talks.

FREE with Museum admission. Reserve Seats Here

Dr. Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus at Indiana University, has written twenty books, based on fieldwork in the United States, Ireland, Turkey, Bangladesh, Nigeria, and Brazil. Three of his books, Passing the Time in Ballymenone, The Spirit of Folk Art, and Turkish Traditional Art Today, were named among the notable books of the year by the New York Times. The film by Pat Collins, Henry Glassie: Field Work, was named the best Irish documentary of the year in 2020.  Dr. Glassie also curated  a major exhibition for MOIFA of Turkish Folk Art in 1991.

Dr. Pravina Shukla, Provost Professor, has won six teaching awards including the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching. She is the author of The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India, winner of the Coomaraswamy Prize of the Association of Asian Studies and the Davenport Award of the Costume Society of America. She also wrote Costume: Performing Identities through Dress and co-authored The Individual and Tradition.

Folk Art: Continuity, Creativity, and the Brazilian Quotidian (Indiana University Press, 2023) Book Description: Listen to the artists of the Brazilian Northeast. Their work, they say, comes of continuity and creativity. Continuity runs along lines of learning toward social coherence. Creativity brings challenges and deep personal satisfaction.

What they say and do in Brazil aligns with ethnographic evidence from New Mexico and North Carolina; from Ireland, Portugal, and Italy; from Nigeria, Turkey, India, and Bangladesh; from China and Japan.

This book is about that, about folk art as a sign of human unity.

ASL Interpretation is provided for this event.

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