Lunch Bite Gallery Tour: Erie Canal Artists and the Budding Tourism Industry

South Hall

Join senior historians Ashley Hopkins-Benton and Brad Utter for a focused tour of the New York State Museum’s exhibition, Art of the Erie Canal. Learn about how the creation of the Erie Canal changed the tourism industry in New York State, turning Niagara Falls into a top destination for travelers in the 1800s. This tourism, in turn, supported the work of artists, who worked both on promotional materials and on souvenirs.