Traveling Exhibition

Traveling Exhibition

Developed and curated by Alan Govenar of Documentary Arts, Inc. and Marsha MacDowell of the Michigan State University Museum, Extraordinary Ordinary People includes selected artworks made by the National Heritage Fellows, and videos, photos, and interactive media, including 16 human-sized photos and 80 photographs that both document the context in which selected artists work and the process through which their arts are made.

Extraordinary Ordinary People Traveling Exhibit Display

Extraordinary Ordinary People Display

Featured folk and traditional artists in the exhibition are:

Sonia Domsch
Norma Miller
Konstantinos Pilarinos
Jeronimo Lozano
Milan Opazich
Kamal Lahsmi Narayanan
Betty Kimbrell
Mozell Benson

Queen Ida Guillary
Flaco Jiménez
John Cephas
Simon Shaheen
Mike Rafferty
Oneida Hymn Singers
Moses Seyoum
Joe Thompson

Carlinhos Pardeiro de Ouro
George Naʻope
Yuri Yunahov
Del McCoury
Frank Newsome
Julia Parker 
Sidiki Conde
Qi Shu Fang
Earl Barthé

This traveling exhibition is made possible by the financial and in-kind support of the National Endowment for the Arts, Documentary Arts, Inc. and the Michigan State University Museum/Traditional Arts Exhibition Endowment.

Traveling exhibition schedule:

Michigan State University Museum, East Lansing, MI
September 3 – December 20, 2013

Castellani Art Museum, Niagara University, NY
January 20 – June 20, 2014

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center, Wenatchee, WA
May 1 – August 9, 2015

Jack Straw Cultural Center, Seattle, WA
September 11 – November 30, 2015

For more information, contact Documentary Arts,