Monday, February 3 is the first day of The Story of Water: The Erie Canal as a Site of Untold Stories, the newest exhibit in the second-floor Weighlock Gallery of the Erie Canal Museum. The Museum, located at 318 Erie Boulevard East in Syracuse, New York, houses the only remaining canal weighlock in the United States.
This exhibit by Linda Zhang, Assistant Professor of Architecture at Ryerson University in Toronto, and Biko Gray, Assistant Professor of Religion at Syracuse University, features clay vessels based on 3-D drone scans of Erie Canal structures, transformed by the introduction of Canal water before the firing process. The resulting models symbolize the many ways that the Erie Canal changed the lives of those who built it, used it, and lived near it.
The Story of Water will be on display every day the Museum is open through April 16, 2020. Museum hours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is free with a suggested $5 donation. The public is welcome to a reception and artist talk scheduled for 5 pm-7 pm Friday, February 7. Be sure to view this thought-provoking exhibit!
The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded 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.