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Take it Down! Organizing Against Racism

Take it Down! Organizing Against Racism

How can racism hide in plain sight? In 2016, a panel featuring racist artwork was removed from the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY, after being on display for 111 years. The issue generated controversy in our community. Activists created the Take It Down! Organizing Against Racism exhibit to show that pickaninny art perpetuates ongoing individual, institutional, and structural racism by denying the humanity of black children.


Please note that this is a longterm but temporary exhibit, so it may not always be available to view. The exhibit is onsite at the Museum from early April - early December, exact available dates TBD.

Subjects: Social Studies
Program Type: Permanent Exhibition
NYS Standards:

  • 3.8 The concept of universal human rights suggest that all people should be treated fairly and should have the opportunity to meet their basic needs.
  • 11.10 Social and Economic Change/Domestic Issues (1945-Present)

Where is it?

Museum & Science Center

When is it?

Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Earliest Start Time: 9am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Permanent galleries are included (availability varies) with Museum Group Admission: $8 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member adults free

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942

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