Currents of Change: Art and Life Along the Mississippi River, 1850-1861.

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Celebrates the cultural and artistic history of the Mississippi River by bringing together art in all media: paintings, prints, drawings, furniture, silver, ceramics, textiles, and sculpture ... [In essays], Whitmore explores the Mississippi Valley landscape, people, and architecture in paintings ... Busch uses furnishings and portraits to trace patterns of patronage and decoration along the river. And Monkhouse examines the development of America's artistic identity through the Mississippi River imagery in Longfellow's popular narrative poems 'Evangeline' and 'The song of Hiawatha.' -- Publisher description

This catalogue was published in conjunction with the exhibition "Currents of Change: Art and Life along the Mississippi River, 1850-1861," held at The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, June 27 - September 26, 2004.

Art, American, Exhibition catalogues, Mississippi River Valley--History--1803-1865, Mississippi River Valley--Description and travel