Visitors to the Secret History exhibit can explore the digital archives, see excerpts of interviews, explore the physical library of river-related books and materials, explore the boat, and talk with the artist. Additionally, an interactive feature is available to be screened inside the hosting institution.
When visitors step onto the recreated shantyboat, they step into another world where they can pick up the banjo or a book, sit awhile and overhear the personal stories of shantyboaters, scientists, historians, and locals who live and work on the river. They can explore issues faced by people on the river, navigating individual stories, multiple histories, and thematic paths.
Visitors are invited to share their own river stories. At each show, dozens of visitors hand-write or type meaningful recollections and experiences that in turn are added to the archive.
Here are upcoming exhibitions:
No exhibitions scheduled at this time.
A list of past exhibitions:
|July 16 – Aug 16||WhiteBox Art Space, Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York, NY|
|July 28 – Sep 16||Waterfront Museum, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY|
|July 31, 2018||Open House at North Brooklyn Boat Club, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY|
|Aug 2, 2018||Artist Talk at Waterfront Museum, Brooklyn, NY|
|Jul 29, 2018||Artist Talk at Sunview Luncheonette, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY|
|Jul 19 – 22, 2018||Haverstraw Brick Museum and River Arts Fund, Haverstraw, NY|
|Jul 13 – 15, 2018||Hudson River Maritime Museum, Kingston, NY|
|Jul 5 – 8, 2018||Town of Waterford, Waterford, NY|
|Jul 1-2, 2018||Yacht Basin, Fort Edward, NY with World Awareness Children’s Museum|
|May 26, 2018||Felton Remembers Parade, Felton, CA|
|Jun 1, 2018||Ebb & Flow Festival, Cooper St, Santa Cruz, CA|
|Jun 2, 2018||Ebb & Flow Festival, Tannery Art Center, Santa Cruz, CA|
|Jul 1-30, 2017||Sacramento History Museum, Sacramento, CA|
|Jun 3, 2017||Ebb & Flow River Arts Celebration, Tannery Arts Center, Santa Cruz, CA|
|May 27, 2017||Felton Remembers Parade, Felton, CA|
|Aug 22 – Sep 7, 2016||River Discovery Center, Paducah, KY|
|Aug 5 – 8, 2016||Kennedy Douglass Center for the Arts, Florence, AL|
|Jul 26 – 27, 2016||Ditto Landing, Huntsville, AL|
|Jun 25 – Jul 5, 2016||Knoxville Museum of Art & Volunteer Landing, Knoxville TN|
|Apr 7 – May 1, 2016||In Conversation with UCSC Studio Art Faculty, R. Blitzer Gallery, Santa Cruz, CA|
|Nov 21, 2015||Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA|
|Aug 1 – 5, 2015||National Mississippi River Museum, Dubuque, IA (Photos)|
|Jun 26, 2015||St. Paul Yacht Club, St. Paul, MN (Photos)|
|Jun 30, 2015||Nine Nights of Music, Minnesota History Center, St Paul, MN (Photos)|
|Jul 1m, 2015||River City Revue, St. Paul Yacht Club, St. Paul, MN|
|Apr 23 – 26, 2015||UCSC Digital Art and New Media MFA Show, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA (Photos)|
|Nov 21, 2014||Radical Craft Night, Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, Santa Cruz, CA|
|Nov 8, 2014||FIGMENT Oakland, Mosswood Park, Oakland, CA (Photos)|
|Jul 24, 2104||Open House, Boom Island Park, Minneapolis, MN (Photos)|
|May 15, 2014||UCSC Art Department Open Studios, UCSC, Santa Cruz, CA|
For more information about exhibiting the project, please see our exhibitions page.