about this program
Posted on Thu Aug 23, 2018
Roger Wood and James Fraher spent years traveling the “zydeco corridor”, the musical axis between Houston and Lafayette, Louisiana around which zydeco revolves to this day, interviewing and photographing hundreds of authentic musicians, dancers, club owners, and fans. As their words and images make clear, zydeco, both historically and today, belongs not to a state but to all the people of the upper Gulf Coast. Texas Zydeco describes how many of the most formative players and moments in modern zydeco history developed in Texas, especially Houston.
Posted on Thu Aug 16, 2018
Texas Folklife’s exhibit Yard Show showcases homes and properties transformed by their owners into uncommon personal displays with photographs by Krista Whitson, Jill Nokes and Chuy Benitez, videos and sculptural elements borrowed from selected yards as well as new installations commissioned for the exhibit. The stories in Yard Show build vivid pictures of home that is more than just real estate and property values, and offers a lens for people to view their own communities, especially those overlooked neighborhoods where forgotten public histories and private memories may contribute to a greater sense of place.
West Austin Studio Tour at Texas Folklife Gallery - featuring The Upshaws of County Line exhibit
1708 Houston St
Austin, TX 78756
Posted on Tue Feb 13, 2018
Posted on Thu Oct 16, 2014
We want to thank everyone that made it out to our 30th Anniversary Launch Party! We appreciate your support!
Posted on Thu Apr 10, 2014
This exhibit represents a sampling of highlights from Texas Folklife's annual Accordion Kings & Queens Festival held every June at Houston's Miller Outdoor Theater. All photos below are credited to our long-time photographer, David Dodd.
This exhibit can be presented in conjunction with our Touring Roster.
TEXAS FOLKLIFE TOURING ROSTER
Posted on Mon Jan 27, 2014
By Julie Ardery
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck.”
Posted on Fri Oct 18, 2013
Wuirrarika Wuewuiyaya – Huichol Art Exhibition and Sale
Posted on Thu Nov 1, 2012
The Southmost area of Brownsville, the southernmost populated tip of Texas along the banks of the Rio Grande, holds a tight-knit community of immigrant families whose cultural heritage is expressed daily in their traditions, celebrations, music, gardening, religion, lifestyle, and most importantly, food. Along a strip of Southmost Road, locally known as “Taco Boulevard,” lies more than 20 locally-owned taquerias along the main artery of the neighborhood. Containing rich photographs by Chuy Benitez, the Taquerías of Southmost photography exhibit provides an entrance into the rich cultural traditions of an often closed and discriminated population.
Posted on Wed Jan 21, 2009
By Linda Ho Peché