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Food Culture USA, 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (review)

Food Culture USA, 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (review) EXHIBIT REVIEWS Food Culture USA, 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Organized by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; Joan Nathan, guest curator, and Stephen Kidd, cocurator. National Mall, Washington, DC, June 23­July 4, 2005. 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Food Culture USA; Forest Service, Culture and Community; Nuestra Musica: Music In Latino Culture; Oman: Desert, Oasis and Sea. (Washington, DC: Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution, 2005.) Anne Pryor Wisconsin Arts Board Consuming the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is akin to wandering the line at an old Horn and Hardart Automat, where, rubbing elbows with all kinds of people, diners could choose from a broad assortment of common food favorites prepared well and made extraordinary because of the setting. The National Mall and the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution are the settings that rarifies the Folklife Festival's content of common culture. The typical festival program explores the cultural lives of working-class people who usually do not have a direct voice on the national stage. Members of cultural communities representing a place, diaspora, occupation, or idea come to Washington as outstanding practitioners ready to share their diverse traditions with the nation. Typically, food is part of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of American Folklore American Folklore Society

Food Culture USA, 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival (review)

Journal of American Folklore , Volume 120 (476) – Apr 6, 2007

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EXHIBIT REVIEWS Food Culture USA, 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Organized by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage; Joan Nathan, guest curator, and Stephen Kidd, cocurator. National Mall, Washington, DC, June 23­July 4, 2005. 39th Annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival: Food Culture USA; Forest Service, Culture and Community; Nuestra Musica: Music In Latino Culture; Oman: Desert, Oasis and Sea. (Washington, DC: Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies, Smithsonian Institution, 2005.) Anne Pryor Wisconsin Arts Board Consuming the Smithsonian Folklife Festival is akin to wandering the line at an old Horn and Hardart Automat, where, rubbing elbows with all kinds of people, diners could choose from a broad assortment of common food favorites prepared well and made extraordinary because of the setting. The National Mall and the auspices of the Smithsonian Institution are the settings that rarifies the Folklife Festival's content of common culture. The typical festival program explores the cultural lives of working-class people who usually do not have a direct voice on the national stage. Members of cultural communities representing a place, diaspora, occupation, or idea come to Washington as outstanding practitioners ready to share their diverse traditions with the nation. Typically, food is part of

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Published: Apr 6, 2007

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