This month, art provides a fascinating window into the history, essential role and beauty of canals around the world.
In honor of the Erie Canal Bicentennial, the World Canals Conference will be held in Syracuse and will feature the special exhibition Water Way. The exhibition will showcase short films focusing on canal life and culture by young artists from New York State, Scotland, Belgium and Italy. Initiated and supported by NYSCA in partnership with the Urban Video Project, Water Way will be projected on the Everson Museum’s façade September 24-28.
Check out the videos below:
For more ways to ring in the Bicentennial, check out our Erie Canal calendar to find upcoming events near you, including the Corning Museum of Glass’ GlassBarge at the World Canals Conference and the SS Columbia Project in Waterford.