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Online Gallery Talk: The Story of Water

April 18, 2020 @ 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

The Story of Water Gallery Talk with Linda Zhang

Erie Canal Museum goes online for gallery talk with Story of Water co-creators

Artist Linda Zhang and Syracuse University Professor Biko Gray present an online gallery talk about The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories, Saturday, April 18 at 1 p.m. Join the conversation at no charge through the Zoom meeting app.

To join, click and enter your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email with a password to join the event. This program was originally scheduled for April 16 at the Erie Canal Museum

Zhang will discuss the artwork, her creative process, and what inspired her and Gray to develop this exhibit. The Story of Water features clay vessels based on 3-D drone scans of Erie Canal structures in Central New York. The artist introduced Canal water to the pieces before the firing process. The resulting models symbolize the transforming nature of water and the Erie Canal.

Linda Zhang is Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto. Biko Gray is Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse UniversityThe Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories opened in the Erie Canal Museum in February 2020. In response to the COVID-19 crisis and to protect visitors, volunteers, and staff, the Museum is closed to the public until further notice. This online event is a great way to learn more about the exhibit as we all do our part to stay safe and healthy.

Until we open our doors, we are working diligently to serve you through these types of programs. We greatly appreciate your support as we face financial uncertainty. If you’d like to make a donation to the Museum, please click here

We look forward to seeing you for this thought-provoking talk!

The Erie Canal Museum is partially supported by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.


April 18, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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