’15th Ward’ exhibition closing reception, film screening to be held Oct. 28
A closing reception for the exhibtion “15th Ward:Memories of a Syracuse Neighborhood Transformed” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 6-8 p.m. at the Community Folk Art Center, 805 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. The reception will include a 7 p.m. screening of the companion film “Urban Removal: The Story of Syracuse’s 15th Ward” by Tari Wariebi.
The exhibition examines the historically black and Jewish section of Syracuse that was razed in the mid-20th century under the auspices of urban renewal. It includes reproductions of original photographs, some by former 15th Ward residents, along with maps and other information relating to this once vibrant neighborhood. The companion film contains interviews and accounts by former residents of the ward and how its destruction affected their lives.
Presented by the Public Memories Project at SU and the graduate program in museum studies in the College of Visual and Performing Arts’ Department of Design.