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Smithsonian Exhibit Coming to New Iberia

Smithsonian Water/Ways at the Bayou Teche Museum

NEW IBERIA, La. — The Bayou Teche Museum, in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution and Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, and funded by BHP, will present Water/Ways, a six-week travelling exhibit, Oct. 16-Nov. 27, 2021.

With compelling text, imagery, interactives and videos, the Water/Ways exhibit reveals the central nature of water in our lives and takes a deep look at this essential component of life on our planet, which powers the environment’s engine, impacts climate and helps shape and sculpt the landscape.

But, water’s impact on humans is much more than just biological and environmental. Water is an important element in American culture. The Bayou Teche Museum will also host, either virtually or in-person, weekly programming that will include both an adult and children’s book club, Water in Artistry featuring area artists, Water in Religion, a screening of the movie Deepwater Horizon, Water in Poetry featuring two Louisiana Poet Laureates and other local poets, as well as presentations by the Port of Delcambre and the Teche Project.

The exhibit and all weekly programs presented are all free to the public.

Details about the exhibit and weekly events can be found on Bayou Teche Museum’s website and Facebook page. For more information, contact Marcia Patout at (337) 606-5977, bayoutechemuseum@gmail.com, or Stephanie Baudot at btmssb61@gmail.com.

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