2024 Members' Trip
Join Chief Curator Naomi Slipp on a New Bedford Whaling Museum Members’ Exclusive Trip to Alaska. Enjoy unique insight and access to Alaskan Indigenous art, whaling history, and cultural traditions with stops in Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage and Utqiagvik (Barrow).
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“A SINGULARLY MARINE & FABULOUS PRODUCE”: THE CULTURES OF SEAWEED
This major exhibition probes humankind’s fascination with seaweed across the nineteenth century and into today, tracking changing aesthetics and modes of representation.
New Bedford Whaling Museum Curator of Maritime History, Michael P. Dyer will explore the deep cultural connections between American whaling and the U.S. Navy in the 19th century up to the First World War.
THE CONSERVATION OF CHARLES SIDNEY RALEIGH’S PANORAMA OF A WHALING VOYAGE
Wednesday, December 13, 2023 6-7pm
In 2022, the New Bedford Whaling Museum was awarded a major, competitive national grant through the “Save America’s Treasures” program to conserve one painting of our 22-panel panorama series: Charles Sidney Raleigh’s Panorama of a Whaling Voyage. Museum members will be familiar with our 1,275 foot long painting, The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World, painted by Benjamin Russell and Caleb Purrington around 1848, conserved and exhibited in 2018.
"LOVE LETTERS FOR NEW BEDFORD" SHORT FILM
Thursday, December 14, 2023
Join us during December's AHA! Night for the premiere of "Love Letters for New Bedford", a short documentary film. In 2022, New Bedford Creative at the NBEDC oversaw the successful completion of the first-ever place-based pilot of Creating Connection in New Bedford, a national initiative by Arts Midwest to make creative expression a recognized, valued, and expected part of everyday life.
OR, THE WHALE BY JOS SANCES: AN ARK THAT INCLUDES US ALL
Friday, January 5, 2024
Kick off this year’s Moby-Dick Marathon with a delicious dinner followed by a captivating lecture featuring artist Jos Sances and Melville Scholar Jeffrey Peterson, Ph.D. In this lecture, master printer Jos Sances will tell the artist’s tale of making Or, The Whale (2019-20), a 14-by-51 foot scratchboard mural detailing the history and cost of American capitalism.
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