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Folk Art Fridays

July 16, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS every Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don’t miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid admission.  Better yet, become a member of the museum and join us every week!

There are many different ways to think about folk art. In fact, there is no one definition of folk art. In collecting and displaying folk art, Explore & More considers various concepts and we are so excited to share our new program with you!

Generally, folk art is ART that:

  • May be decorative or utilitarian
  • May be used every day or reserved for high ceremonies
  • Is handmade; it may include handmade elements, as well as new, synthetic, or recycled components
  • May be made for use within a community of practice or it may be produced for sale as a form of income and empowerment
  • May be learned formally or informally; folk art may also be self-taught
  • May include intangible forms of expressive culture like dance, song, poetry, and foodways
  • Is traditional; it reflects shared cultural aesthetics and social issues. It is recognized that, as traditions are dynamic, traditional folk art may change over time and may include innovations in tradition.
  • Is of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion

Details

Date:
July 16, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
Phone
(716)655-5131
Email
info@exploreandmore.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
716-655-5131
View Venue Website

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS every Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don’t miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid admission.  Better yet, become a member of the museum and join us every week!

There are many different ways to think about folk art. In fact, there is no one definition of folk art. In collecting and displaying folk art, Explore & More considers various concepts and we are so excited to share our new program with you!

Generally, folk art is ART that:

  • May be decorative or utilitarian
  • May be used every day or reserved for high ceremonies
  • Is handmade; it may include handmade elements, as well as new, synthetic, or recycled components
  • May be made for use within a community of practice or it may be produced for sale as a form of income and empowerment
  • May be learned formally or informally; folk art may also be self-taught
  • May include intangible forms of expressive culture like dance, song, poetry, and foodways
  • Is traditional; it reflects shared cultural aesthetics and social issues. It is recognized that, as traditions are dynamic, traditional folk art may change over time and may include innovations in tradition.
  • Is of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion

Details

Date:
July 16, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
Phone
(716)655-5131
Email
info@exploreandmore.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
716-655-5131
View Venue Website

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS every Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don’t miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid admission.  Better yet, become a member of the museum and join us every week!

There are many different ways to think about folk art. In fact, there is no one definition of folk art. In collecting and displaying folk art, Explore & More considers various concepts and we are so excited to share our new program with you!

Generally, folk art is ART that:

  • May be decorative or utilitarian
  • May be used every day or reserved for high ceremonies
  • Is handmade; it may include handmade elements, as well as new, synthetic, or recycled components
  • May be made for use within a community of practice or it may be produced for sale as a form of income and empowerment
  • May be learned formally or informally; folk art may also be self-taught
  • May include intangible forms of expressive culture like dance, song, poetry, and foodways
  • Is traditional; it reflects shared cultural aesthetics and social issues. It is recognized that, as traditions are dynamic, traditional folk art may change over time and may include innovations in tradition.
  • Is of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion

Details

Date:
July 16, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
Phone
(716)655-5131
Email
info@exploreandmore.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
716-655-5131
View Venue Website

Join us at Explore & More for FOLK ART FRIDAYS every Friday from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, as we conduct activities that will immerse children and families in different forms of folk art, from dance and movement to songs and storytelling, to costuming and crafts.  Don’t miss out on the fun! Participation is FREE with paid admission.  Better yet, become a member of the museum and join us every week!

There are many different ways to think about folk art. In fact, there is no one definition of folk art. In collecting and displaying folk art, Explore & More considers various concepts and we are so excited to share our new program with you!

Generally, folk art is ART that:

  • May be decorative or utilitarian
  • May be used every day or reserved for high ceremonies
  • Is handmade; it may include handmade elements, as well as new, synthetic, or recycled components
  • May be made for use within a community of practice or it may be produced for sale as a form of income and empowerment
  • May be learned formally or informally; folk art may also be self-taught
  • May include intangible forms of expressive culture like dance, song, poetry, and foodways
  • Is traditional; it reflects shared cultural aesthetics and social issues. It is recognized that, as traditions are dynamic, traditional folk art may change over time and may include innovations in tradition.
  • Is of, by, and for the people; all people, inclusive of class, status, culture, community, ethnicity, gender, and religion

Details

Date:
July 9, 2021
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
Phone
(716)655-5131
Email
info@exploreandmore.org
View Organizer Website

Venue

Explore & More – The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum
130 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14202 United States
+ Google Map
Phone
716-655-5131
View Venue Website
Explore & More will be closed Sunday, May 26-Tuesday, May 28. We will be open for play again on Wednesday, May 29!