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Group to Host Opening for Latest Exhibit Featuring Controversial Carousel Image

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By Staff –

 

take it downThe Take It Down Planning Committee, in partnership with the city of Rochester and the Rochester Museum and Science Center (RMSC), will host the community opening of the latest Dentzel Menagerie Carousel panel exhibit, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Phillis Wheatley Library, 33 Dr. Samuel McCree Way.

Earlier this year, the groups partnered to unveil the “Take it Down! Organizing Against Racism Exhibit,” in which a controversial image that was removed from the Ontario Beach Dentzel Carousel in 2016 is displayed in an ongoing educational exhibit at various locations throughout the city.

“This opening is the fourth community reception in a series of regularly scheduled programs dedicated to impacting racism in concrete, measurable ways,” the groups said in a statement. “These programs provide the community an opportunity to give feedback on the exhibit, and direct the course of future programming.”

Viewing the exhibit is free, and open to the public, Mondays through Fridays, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., now through Jan. 15.

Interested individuals may visit www.rmsc.org/carousel for program dates, times, and other details, including sign-up for organizations interested in partnering in the educational process, the groups said.

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