Texas Folklife

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Texas Folklife
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Texas Folklife (Organization) [info:lc/authorities/names/n2012041543],Texas Folklife Resources (Organization) [info:lc/authorities/names/n87858555]
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Texas Folklife was founded in 1984 as Texas Folklife Resources by three folklorists undertaking a statewide survey of folk art and folkways. They found, in communities large and small, from the Panhandle to the Rio Grande, a vital, creative, and often extraordinary cultural expression. The resulting landmark exhibition, Handmade and Heartfelt: Contemporary Folk Art in Texas, toured Texas museums throughout 1985 and 1986. Texas Folklife was established to continue this process of discovery and to connect diverse communities through a celebration of shared traditions.

More than thirty years later, Texas Folklife promotes, presents, and documents the state's rich cultural legacy through a combination of exhibitions, performances, community residencies, apprenticeships, and educational programs in Austin and around the state. The organization is committed to preserving the diverse living heritage of Texans, while exploring the vital role of tradition in contemporary society

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