Two Exhibitions Opening in July



A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

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This is the first time in generations that the entire Panorama will be seen by the public. Set amidst an historic textile mill in New Bedford, visitors will be able to travel around the world and back in time without ever leaving the city.

Exhibition Opening Date: July 14, 2018
Location:  Kilburn Mill, 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford

A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

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While the Museum exhibits America’s longest painting at the Kilburn Mill, visitors will be able to stand on the bow of the world’s largest model whaleship, the Lagoda, and watch the Panorama scroll by in a life-sized digital format projected in a full theatrical setting.

Exhibition Opening Date: July 29, 2018
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum


Visit the Grand Panorama website landing page for the most up-to-date information about the two exhibitions and related programs and events.

Watch a 2-minute video about A Spectacle in Motion below or on Vimeo.


A Spectacle in Motion Sponsors*

The William M. Wood Foundation

Title Sponsor
The New York Community Trust – Wattles Family Charitable Trust Fund

Platinum Sponsors
Ruth & Hope Atkinson
BayCoast Bank
Bristol County Savings Bank
Cynthia & Douglas Crocker II
Carol M. Taylor & John H. Deknatel
Nye Lubricants

Diamond Sponsors
Butler’s Hole Fund – Recommended by Rick & Nonnie Burnes
Bess & Jim Hughes

Gold Sponsors
Amy & Andy Burnes
The Chardon Family
Faith & Dick Morningstar

Silver Sponsors
Bay State Wind
Eastern Fisheries
Tally & John Garfield
Island Foundation
Joseph Abboud Manufacturing
Mary Myers Kauppila & Keith W. Kauppila
Ladera Foundation
Sharon Lewis – AB Bernstein Private Wealth Management
Tina & Paul Schmid
Sylvia Group

Bronze Sponsors 
Jewelle & Nathaniel Bickford
Boston Marine Society
The Castelo Group
Ruth B. Ekstrom
Barbara & Paul J. Ferri
Constance & Stanley Grayson
Randy Harris
Lang, Xifaras & Bullard
Page Building Construction Co.
Anonymous, 1 donor

Pewter Sponsors
Anchor Capital Advisors LLC
John & Romayne Bockstoce
Jessie W. & Llewellyn Howland III
William W. Kenney
Edith R. Lauderdale
Sloan & Wick Simmons
Charles Smiler
Fredi & Howard Stevenson
Ulla & Paul Sullivan
Grace & David A. Wyss

Major support for the conservation and digitization of the Panorama was provided by the Arcadia Charitable Trust, The Henry P. Kendall Foundation, National Park Service – in cooperation with the staff of the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the Stockman Family Foundation Trust.

A Spectacle in Motion received significant support from the City of New Bedford; Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism; National Endowment for the Humanities; National Maritime Heritage Grant program, administered by the National Park Ser-vice, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Massachusetts Historical Commission; and the Southeastern Massachusetts Visitors Bureau.

*As of July 14, 2018