Exhibition depicts Depression-era transportation

Aaron Bohrod print.“Getting Around: Transportation in the 1930s,” opening Sept. 11 in Tyler Art Gallery, looks at how Americans got from place to place during the Great Depression.

An opening reception will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 in the gallery. The reception and exhibition will be free and open to the public. “Getting Around” will run through Oct. 10.

Consisting of prints from the college’s Grant Arnold Collection, the exhibition depicts public and commercial transportation of the economically challenged era. Images of railroads, ferries and subways are accompanied by informative labels written by museum studies students at SUNY Oswego.

“Getting Around: Transportation in the 1930s” will open concurrently with “Kara Walker: The Emancipation Approximation Series” and “Bartow + Metzgar: Spatio Geographica: An Experimental Archive of Human and Nonhuman Agents in North America.”

Tyler Art Gallery is open 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information or for visitors needing accommodations to attend, call 312-2113.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Train tracks—Aaron Bohrod’s “Jefferson Market, c. 1932” is among the prints from SUNY Oswego’s Grant Arnold Collection appearing in “Getting Around: Transportation in the 1930s” at the college’s Tyler Art Gallery. Opening Sept. 11, the exhibition showcases Depression-era modes of transport including railroads, ferries and subways.

(Posted: Sep 02, 2009)