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Now open in the East Ground Floor Gallery: "2012 Great Lakes Folk Festival Rewind: Photography by Raymond Holt, Patrick Kerwin, Patrick T. Power, and Pearl Yee Wong."
Dance Tent
The Great Lakes Folk Festival, produced by the MSU Museum, showcases the traditional cultural treasures of the nation's Upper Midwest and a sampling of the best of traditional artists from around the country and the world. The 2012 Great Lakes Folk Festival was the 27th annual folklife festival the museum has produced, and the 11th GLFF in its current format in downtown East Lansing. (The 2012 event was held on Aug. 10-12.)
"The festival encourages cross-cultural understanding of our diverse society through the presentation of musicians, dancers, cooks, storytellers and craftspeople whose traditions are rooted in their communities," explains GLFF Founding Director C. Kurt Dewhurst, MSU Museum curator of folklife and cultural heritage and director of arts and cultural initiatives for University Outreach and Engagement.
Photo by Raymond Holt.