Urban Waterways

For something a little different: a new exhibition in Washington, DC looks at how community members and local governments are looking at restoring the Anacostia River – and compares that to efforts from around the world.

Developed by consulting scholar John R. Wennersten, professor emeritus at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore and museum historian Gail S. Lowe, “Reclaiming the Edge” is the exhibition portion of an ongoing research project on urban waterways initiated by the museum in 2010 and adopted by the Smithsonian as one of its Grand Challenges. The exhibition commemorates the museum’s 45th anniversary and is the first developed under the context of the organization’s expanded mission to focus on issues affecting contemporary urban communities.

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