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  • Carving Community: Preservation and Revival of Scandinavian Styles

    By Mirva Johnson Interviews and Documentation by Johanna Weissing Wood carving in the Nordic countries has a long history with styles distinctive and representative of specific eras and regions: Acanthus style carving such as that …

  • Dance To The Song Of This School Room: The Highlandville Dance

    by Annika Quinn* The old schoolhouse in the tiny community of Highlandville in northeastern Iowa seems nondescript at first glance. However, a few nights a year people from near and far make their way to …

  • Show of Hands Recap

    Folk artists from around the Upper Midwest and the Nordic region converged in Madison from May 2–4 for Show of Hands: Art in Education. In partnership with Wisconsin teachers of Local Culture and the Society …

  • Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea Recap

    The folklorists were out in full force on campus from September 20–22, 2018, for the Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea conference in Madison. With folklorists from every corner of the country in attendance, the University …

  • Nordic Art on the Minnesota Prairie

    by Johanna Weissing* The prairies of western Minnesota have more to offer than first meets the eye. The area is often overlooked in favor of popular tourist destinations along the North Shore or the state’s …

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