New Panel Sought for Dentzel Carousel

Three years after a racially offensive panel on Rochester's historic Dentzel carousel caused a ruckus, city officials are looking for a permanent replacement.

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren said at a news conference that they've selected the image of a black panther for a new panel, and they're asking local artists to submit their visions for the new panel by May 13th.

City and community group officials will choose finalists, and the public will get a chance to help choose the winner. 

The winning artist will deliver the new panel, which will be mounted on the carousel this summer. 

The original 1900-vintage panel featured a painting of young black children being scared by a rooster. It's now part of a museum exhibit on racial images of the early 20th Century.


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