El Rio: Culture and Environment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin

February 14, 2003 – April 30, 2003

Arts and Industries Building
900 Jefferson Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20560

South Hall

This bilingual exhibition examines the relationship between local culture, traditional knowledge, and sustainable environment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo basin. Objects, videos, and 17 vignettes tell the stories of different communities and people in the region: shrimpers and ranchers, sheepherders and cowboys, brickmakers and adobe builders, and pinata makers and weavers. Interactive areas featuring a roping dummy and polka dancing.