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The Worldly “Ship of Tolerance” Docks in DUMBO

by Alana Chloe Esposito on October 2, 2013
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Framed by the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges and set against the backdrop of lower Manhattan, Emilia and Ilya Kabakov’s Ship of Tolerance will grace the DUMBO waterfront until October 8th.

The pre-eminent feature of this 66-foot wooden vessel is its colorful sail, stitched together from paintings on 30” x 30” silk squares by New York City public elementary school students. The paintings express notions of peace and tolerance and hope for a brighter future. For both the ship’s fans and detractors, it’s a simple message.

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