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Inspired by National Lampoon's Vacation.

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"20,000 Cans Under The Sea"

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"Happy CANpers"

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"We Come In Peace For Cans."

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A sea turtle.

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"Let's watch the sun set on hunger."

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Luggage.

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"Cania." (A play on The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.)

Canstruction 2018

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The annual CANstruction display has returned to the State Museum. Can-what?

CANstruction is an annual exhibit and design competition that connects talented architects, engineers, contractors, and students to imagine and create colossal structures built completely out of canned food items. The structures are on display on the fourth floor of the New York State Museum for two weeks, raising awareness of food insecurity in our region while highlighting the local talent of design firms. At the close of the exhibit, every can is donated to the Food Pantries for the Capital District to help feed families in the Capital Region.

This year's display has a "Bon Voyage" theme, and the structures play on the idea of travel in some way.

They'll be on display on the museum's terrace level through April 11.

Visitors can vote on their favorites by dropping canned goods into bins by each structure. The donations benefit the Food Pantries.

Here are a bunch of pics from this year's display...

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