River City Revue
Art, Science, History and Adventure on the Mississippi
After the success of the Mississippi Megalops in 2011 we launched River City Revue, a curated series of riverboat excursions featuring artist projects, science talks and living history presentations. In collaboration with the Mississippi River Fund and National Park Service we brought artists, scientists, cultural historians and Mississippi River enthusiasts together to create an experience that would reintroduce the Mississippi River to a new audience, creatively engaging them with a myriad of cultural and environmental resources.
In 2012 these excursions explored three river-related themes: drinking the river, about connections between water quality and human health; wicked river, the dark side of river history and contemporary environmental issues; and Imagining the River, the role of artists and storytellers in shaping our experience of the Mississippi. In 2013 we explored the ideas of work and play on the river. The series continues and will return in late summer of 2014.