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The Erie Canal Museum, located in Downtown Syracuse, NY, is dedicated to showcasing the 1850 National Register Weighlock Building, the last remaining structure of its kind, and sharing the history and impact of the Erie Canal through exhibits with interactive displays and original artifacts, and through engaging programs. The Erie Canal Museum is a must-see for adults and children of all ages.

The Erie Canal Museum’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.

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Current<span>Exhibitions</span>
Current<span>Exhibitions</span>

CurrentExhibitions

Beyond the Surface
Link Gallery
Dates: September 1, 2022 - February 6, 2023

Haptek Lab, an interdisciplinary art research group made up of artists and designers is working at the intersection of art, design and technology. The current project is attempting to print a drone image of the Erie Canal onto raw ceramic (clay) panels with a robot.


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Upcoming<span>Events</span>
Upcoming<span>Events</span>

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Beyond the Surface- HYBRID PROGRAM
Lunchtime Lecture
Dates: January 26, 2023 - January 26, 2023

Errol Willett, a Professor of ceramics in the School of Art at Syracuse University, will talk about his work as a ceramic artist and how he became part of a research team called Haptek Lab (hapteklab.com). The team has been studying the intersection of architecture, ceramics and digital technology, and more specifically, the use of robotics to bring new design potential to architectural ceramic panels used for exterior siding on buildings. Haptek Lab is made up of architects, designers and digital fabrication technologists in collaboration with Boston Valley Terracotta, a major architectural ceramics design and manufacturing firm in Buffalo, NY. The team took on the Erie Canal as subject matter for testing some of the possibilities of the new technology. Some of the group’s experiments are currently on view in the Erie Canal Museum’s Link Gallery and outside in the Weighlock Building’s canal pit.


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Museum <span>News</span>
Museum <span>News</span>

Museum News

Call for Bakers
To Participate in the 37th Annual Gingerbread Gallery
Dates: September 26, 2022 - November 4, 2021

The Erie Canal Museum in downtown Syracuse invites bakers of all ages to register for the 37th Annual Gingerbread Gallery, a display of confectionery creations that celebrates the holidays and the Erie Canal. Each year the Erie Canal Museum Weighlock Gallery transforms into a festive 1800’s canal town street scene with gingerbread creations on display in storefront windows.


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