From the 1850s to the 1950s Louisville had a thriving shantyboat community by the outlet of Beargrass Creek. The exhibition documents the community and its underground economy that depended on fishing, basket making and harvesting mussel shells for buttons as well as other aspects of river life, such as showboats. Media include print, painting, drawing and film.
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Earlier Event: January 2Asia Institute-Crane House: Rivers – Exploring Asian Rivers and the Ohio River
Later Event: January 4Swanson Contemporary Gallery: Currents: Contemporary Art along the Banks of the Ohio