Cultural Traveler | Smithsonian feed for Cultural TravelerenTue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000This Crackerjack Lineup of Baseball Memorabilia Drives Home the Game’s American Essence new Library of Congress exhibition includes such treasures as the original 1857 “Magna Carta of Baseball”Tue, 17 Jul 2018 13:00:00 +0000Raising a Glass to Armenia’s Elaborate Toasting Tradition the backyard of the world’s oldest-known winery, a cherished national tradition evolvedFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:19:12 +0000Illuminating the Shadowy Art of Armenian Puppet Theater and beasts dance across the imagination in these silhouetted puppet showsFri, 13 Jul 2018 17:03:11 +0000Armenia’s “Tree of Life” Tradition Took Root Thousands of Years Ago, and Has Only Grown Since tree adorned in this year’s Smithsonian Folklife Festival will continue to blossom overseasThu, 12 Jul 2018 16:47:38 +0000The Age-Old Tradition of Armenian Carpet Making Refuses to Be Swept Under the Rug new generation is emerging to craft the ancient rugsFri, 06 Jul 2018 20:03:35 +0000How a Fallback to Historic Traditions Might Save Catalonia’s Red Shrimp Fishery Boquera brothers, two fishermen from the Costa Brava, are part an innovative management plan that combines science with maritime skills and knowledgeThu, 05 Jul 2018 15:23:15 +0000The Point of Armenia's Splashy Holiday Is Getting Wet ancient tradition of Vardavar attracts tourists to Armenia, but bring a change of clothesTue, 03 Jul 2018 14:00:00 +0000This Musician’s Songs Give Powerful Voice to a Language in Crisis and linguistic activist Alidé Sans hails from an isolated Catalan valley where a rare dialect is spoken Mon, 02 Jul 2018 19:47:07 +0000How Soup Nourishes Barcelona's Tradition of Welcoming Immigrants the town plaza of Nou Barris, a festival feast mixes together the spices and flavorings of the world’s cuisinesFri, 29 Jun 2018 19:18:00 +0000These Soulful, Soothing Armenian Songs and Instrumentals Blend East With West from all over the globe gather with traditional instruments to perform at this year’s Folklife Festival Wed, 27 Jun 2018 20:13:29 +0000Some of Barcelona's Most Acclaimed Musicians Will Rock and Rumba Washington D.C. acclaimed Catalan musical acts introduce Folklife Festival-goers to Mediterranean rock, habanera, rumbero and rumba Wed, 27 Jun 2018 17:26:17 +0000How Armenian Dance Adapted Over Time and Place, music and technique are on tap at a Folklife Festival Dance Summit Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Festival de Folklife Com a Principiant de Conversa director Michael Atwood Mason reflexiona sobre els poders transformadors de l'intercanvi culturalMon, 25 Jun 2018 14:48:21 +0000Here’s How to Have a More Meaningful Experience at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival Michael Atwood Mason reflects on the transformative powers of cultural exchange Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000Beyond the Headlines, Catalan Culture Has a Long History of Vibrancy and Staying Power autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia takes center stage at this summer's Smithsonian Folklife FestivalMon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:00 +0000How This Comic Maker Plans to Make Everyone an Artist first annual "By the People Festival" kicks off in the Washington, D.C. area with interactive art, gospel, Jazz, opera and other performancesMon, 18 Jun 2018 14:52:36 +0000Explore Catalonia's Most Beautiful Nature Parks 30 percent of Catalonia is protected land making it a stunning place to hit the trailsFri, 15 Jun 2018 14:45:16 +0000These Portuguese Libraries Are Infested With Bats—and They Like It That Way actually serve a very specific purposeThu, 07 Jun 2018 20:08:56 +0000Inside South Africa's Multi-Million Dollar Seafood Industry, a large sea snail native to the Western Cape, is a popular local delicacy. To meet demand, the seafood industry created abalone farmsFri, 25 May 2018 12:00:00 +0000Your Next Favorite European Wine Region Isn’t in France, Italy or Spain wine in this country is so good, they don’t want to export it — keeping 98% for themselvesTue, 22 May 2018 20:35:14 +0000