A Journey Down River: Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the Great River Road
June 30, 2013 - October 27, 2013
The Mississippi River has always served as a muse for artists, songwriters and authors. “Old Man” River has been described as mighty, muddy and wicked, but the word spectacular describes both the river itself and the Muscatine Art Center’s collection of works depicting the river. The collection includes paintings, drawings, prints and maps which historically and aesthetically document the river and the communities built along its banks.
The Great River Road, which travels the length of both sides of the Mississippi River, is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. In 1938, the Mississippi River Parkway Commission (MRPC) was established for the purpose of collectively preserving, promoting and enhancing the scenic, historic and recreational resources of the Mississippi River.
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