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Mediterranean Rivers, Chained and Unchained

Exhibition of rare illustrated books and maps from the 16th and 17th centuries seeks to understand Italian rivers, and human interventions.

This event takes place each day from September 18th, 2015 to November 18th, 2015.

Date: Friday, September 18th, 2015

Location: Perlman Teaching Museum, Kaemmer Family Gallery

Contact: Laurel Bradley

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In the Italian Renaissance, rivers were not only celebrated for their natural beauty. Instead, images in books and on maps show “rivers in chains” — bridged and otherwise altered to serve cities and rural communities and their transportation, security, water supply, energy and agriculture needs. Scholars, engineers, and architects of the 16th and 17th centuries left designs ranging from practical management schemes to fantastic notions about where rivers come from. This exhibition, curated by historian Victoria Morse and geologist Mary Savina, presenting rare and wonderful illustrated books and maps, speaks not only to past human-river interactions, but also sheds light on how we perceive our rivers today. 

This event occurs on:

  • Friday, September 18th, 2015
  • Saturday, September 19th, 2015
  • Sunday, September 20th, 2015
  • Monday, September 21st, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
  • Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015
  • Thursday, September 24th, 2015
  • Friday, September 25th, 2015
  • Saturday, September 26th, 2015
  • Sunday, September 27th, 2015
  • Monday, September 28th, 2015
  • Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
  • Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2015
  • Friday, October 2nd, 2015
  • Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
  • Sunday, October 4th, 2015
  • Monday, October 5th, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 6th, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 7th, 2015
  • Thursday, October 8th, 2015
  • Friday, October 9th, 2015
  • Saturday, October 10th, 2015
  • Sunday, October 11th, 2015
  • Monday, October 12th, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 13th, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 14th, 2015
  • Thursday, October 15th, 2015
  • Friday, October 16th, 2015
  • Saturday, October 17th, 2015
  • Sunday, October 18th, 2015
  • Monday, October 19th, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 20th, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 21st, 2015
  • Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
  • Friday, October 23rd, 2015
  • Saturday, October 24th, 2015
  • Sunday, October 25th, 2015
  • Monday, October 26th, 2015
  • Tuesday, October 27th, 2015
  • Wednesday, October 28th, 2015
  • Thursday, October 29th, 2015
  • Friday, October 30th, 2015
  • Saturday, October 31st, 2015
  • Sunday, November 1st, 2015
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  • Thursday, November 5th, 2015
  • Friday, November 6th, 2015
  • Saturday, November 7th, 2015
  • Sunday, November 8th, 2015
  • Monday, November 9th, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 11th, 2015
  • Thursday, November 12th, 2015
  • Friday, November 13th, 2015
  • Saturday, November 14th, 2015
  • Sunday, November 15th, 2015
  • Monday, November 16th, 2015
  • Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
  • Wednesday, November 18th, 2015