MSU Great Lakes Folk Festival Offers 'Museum Without Walls' Experience
Marsha MacDowell is the founding and artistic director of the Great Lakes Folk Festival, curator of the Michigan State University Museum and professor of art, art history, and design. If you ever watched really good swing dancers or listened to master ukulele musicians or looked at a beautiful bamboo fishing rod handmade by skilled craftsperson, you might have thought, "Wow, I wonder how they learned to do that?" or "I wish I knew more about that" or even "I wish I could learn to do that." At the annual Great Lakes Folk Festival—produced by the MSU Museum and held annually in downtown East Lansing the second weekend of August—you get a chance to discover information about and even try your hand at forms of diverse cultural expressions just like these.
SOURCE: PRESS RELEASE, MSUTODAY