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Folklife in the Museum: Renwick Gallery

For centuries, American folk craftspeople and artists have recognized and utilized the aesthetic properties of materials found in nature. Grass and wood abound, their colors and textures providing ample inspiration for creative and not-so-creative minds alike. Presentations (co-organized by the Renwick Gallery and Folklife Programs) focused on paint on wood (including demonstrations of stenciling and furniture decoration such as rosemaling) and uses of natural grass fibers (including demonstrations of basket making, harvest figures, spirals, and grass weaving).

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