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

graphic of the Panorama in a stage settingThe Experience

Current Exhibition: 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.



PANO the original exhibit - view of one expansive rollThe Original

Exhibition closed October 8, 2018: Set amidst an historic mill in New Bedford, this was the first time in generations that the entire Panorama could be seen by the public.



book cover of A Spectacle in MotionThe Book

This two-volume publication dives into the detail and narrative of the Panorama and allows people to quite literally hold the entire artwork in the palm of their hands. 



digital grand panorama website screenshotOnline Digital Panorama

Expanded access to the digital version of the Panorama and historical context.




detail of panoramaAudio Tour

Dive deeper into the scenes and stories told throughout the Panorama.




detail of newspaper articleMedia Coverage

Media coverage including everything related to the Panorama.




A Spectacle in Motion Supporters*

The William M. Wood Foundation

Title Supporters
The New York Community Trust – Wattles Family
Charitable Trust Fund, Recommended by Gurdon B. Wattles

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

Diamond Supporters
Butler’s Hole Fund, Recommended by Rick & Nonnie Burnes
Bess & Jim Hughes

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

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

Bronze Supporters 
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, 2 donors

Pewter Sponsors  
Anchor Capital Advisors LLC
Christina M. & Charles E. Bascom
John & Romayne Bockstoce
Civitects, P.C.
Ann & Richard Connolly
Vanessa & John Gralton
Jessie W. & Llewellyn Howland III
Betsy & Rusty Kellogg
William W. Kenney
Edith R. Lauderdale
Susan & Anthony Morris
Sloan & Wick Simmons
Charles Smiler
Fredi & Howard Stevenson
Ulla & Paul Sullivan
Sigrid & Ladd Thorne
Grace & David A. Wyss
Ann & Hans Ziegler

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 Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Massachusetts Historical Commission; and the Southeastern Massachusetts Visitors Bureau.

*As of August 31, 2018