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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

Sponsor: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Location: 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.