Art Removed From Rochester Carousel Becomes Exhibit

Racially insensitive artwork that was removed from the Ontario Beach carousel is now on display as part of an exhibit on battling racism.The Rochester Preservation Board unanimously voted a year ago to remove the image from the 1905 Dentzel Carousel. One of the carousel's 18 painted panels depicts two black children in a crude, exaggerated style common to the Jim Crow era.The Rochester Museum and Science Center has turned the panel into the "Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism Exhibit." The exhibit is being unveiled tonight at a Rochester church.

 

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