Canstruction 2012


A touCAN.

The second annual Canstruction exhibit at the State Museum opened this week. It's a benefit for the Food Pantries for the Capital District in which teams from local architecture, engineering, construction firms (and schools) build sculptures made of canned goods. The exhibit -- on the 4th floor -- runs through April 26. After it's over, all the cans are donated.

This year's exhibit has a zoo theme -- so all the sculptures are animals. There were a lot of fun, clever entries. There's a quick photo tour after the jump.

If you have a chance to check out the exhibit in person, it's worth a stop. Many of the sculptures are (even) more impressive in person -- and it's fun to look at the details up close.

The photos are in large format above -- scroll all the way up.


Great work this year, really playful and impressive.

Great job to all the teams! Also, the elephant looks a lot better from the side :D

Big congrats to the teams- this year's exhibit is really amazing. When you go to visit, bring some canned goods to use as voting ballots- there are bins next to each of the structures to vote for your favorite. :)

Wow! I have to go see this. I LOVE the beaver canstruction and the spider is freaky awesome. :)

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