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Watershed Moment

  • Dates: 10/23/2020, 10/24/2020, 10/25/2020, 10/30/2020, 10/31/2020
  • Location: Swimming Pool Building
  • Address: 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • Phone: (914) 631-4481
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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Housed in Lyndhurst’s cavernous and unrestored swimming pool building, Watershed Moment is a multi-disciplinary installation exploring the Hudson Valley and New York State’s abundance of water, otherwise a precious and diminishing global resource. Conceived by artist and historic preservation expert Jorge Otero-Pailos, the installation includes latex casts of the raw brick interior walls of the pool building suspended from ceiling joists over the empty swimming pool below. 69 feet long and 13.5 feet tall curtains of glowing, illuminated latex lead visitors through a series of sound recordings of flowing water from around New York. The building is spacious, unsealed and well-ventilated with a clear directional path through the exhibition, providing ample social-distancing space between visitors. Built by Helen Gould in 1913, the Lyndhurst swimming pool building was designed as a Roman bath for the late Gilded Age elite. It was abandoned during World War II when coal was unavailable to heat the boilers. Over the years it was destroyed by water leaking through the roof, causing plaster and wood elements to deteriorate.