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Re-Membering the River
Performance with reeds, buckets, & water
1996
Re-Membering the River
Performance with reeds, buckets, & water
1994
Re-Membering the River
Performance with reeds, buckets, & water
1996

In the 1950's The Emerald Necklace, Fredrick Law Olmsted's chain of parks following the Muddy River, was broken when Sears & Roebuck put a parking lot over one of its links. With that a portion of The Muddy River was put into a culvert. Mags Harries with students at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts carried reeds and buckets of water between the divided segments of the River. They filled the buckets at one end and emptied them in the other, metaphorically reconnecting the River.