Slavic-speaking peoples entered Europe in the 6th century ACE and spread throughout Central, Eastern, and Southern Europe. Traditional village culture had rich and widely-varied folk arts. Much of the traditional context for folk art has been lost with modernization, urbanization and globalization. However, the folk arts continue on in new contexts.
Our new exhibit in the main hallway of Davidson Library features a sampling of folk arts from eight different Slavic countries. Pause a moment as you walk through the library to enjoy this colorful exhibit of these unique arts. The exhibit was curated by Katia McClain of the UCSB Slavic Program and Annie Platoff, Slavic Studies Librarian.