Imagining the Mississippi, a new exhibit in the free Mill Commons area of the Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, runs from July 7 - August 8, 2010. The exhibit includes a design book offering 30 visions of how the public can get closer to the Mississippi along the Minneapolis Central Riverfront, transforming the vision of the river and the city. The public is invited to comment on the designs.
Campus beach from Imagining the Mississippi.
The book was produced by College of Design Architecture undergraduate students Daniel Carlson, Andy Cleven, Julia Hill, Kevin Lang, Michael Nickerson, and Davidson Ward. The students were advised by Leslie Van Duzer (Architecture) and Patrick Nunnally (Landscape Architecture).
St. Anthony Falls panorama from Imagining the Mississippi.
The book project grew out of a University Research Opportunities Program (UROP) project to visually connect the area between the Mississippi River and the Mill City Museum near St. Anthony Falls.
An opening reception with remarks by Carlson, Ward, and Nunnally will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, 7 p.m. at the Mill City Museum.
- "Mill City Museum opens 'Imagining the Mississippi: 30 Ways to Transform the Riverfront' exhibit" by Camille LeFevre, MinnPost.com
- "Riverfront visions" by Gregory J. Scott, Downtown Journal
- UMNews media release: "'Imagining the Mississippi: 30 Ways to Transform the Riverfront' to feature design solutions for the two mile stretch of Mississippi River through Minneapolis"