Water/Ways Opening Reception
We will have an opening reception for Water/Ways on Saturday from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Refreshments will be served and Shane Rasmussen, Ph.D,, Northwestern State University Professor of English and Director of the Louisiana Folklife Center, will be on hand to take oral histories from people on how water affects their lives.
About the Exhibition
From above, Earth appears as a water planet with more than 71 percent of its surface covered with this vital resource for life. Water impacts climate, agriculture, transportation, industry, and more. It inspires art and music. The Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and Northwest Louisiana History Museum, in cooperation with Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts Water/Ways, a traveling exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street (MoMS) program. Water/Ways will be on view December 4 through January 15, 2021.
Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, and its impact on culture and spirituality. Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a unique collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), state humanities councils across the nation, and local host institutions. To learn more visit www.museumonmainstreet.org.
Image courtesy of Keeper of the Mound
Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.