From the Archives

Moses and Frances Asch Collection

Moses and Frances Asch Collection

The audio and artwork collection of Folkways Records’ founder was added to UNESCO’s Memory of the World International Register in 2015.

Future Festival Program

Circus Arts at the 2017 Folklife Festival

Circus Arts

As part of our 50th anniversary, the 2017 Folklife Festival will celebrate the circus arts from across the United States.


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Smithsonian Artisan Initiative

This project is dedicated to building the sustainability of traditional crafts and the artisans, communities, and economies that depend on them.