Facing The Dawn - New Bedford Whaling Museum
Albert Pinkham Ryder, "Spring," ca. 1879 Oil on canvas

Facing the Dawn

Artists and Curators Talk About Albert Pinkham Ryder and His Legacy

Facing the Dawn: Artists and Curators Talk About Albert Pinkham Ryder and His Legacy

Friday, June 25, 2021
5:00 – 6:00 PM Exclusive exhibition viewing
6:00 – 7:00 PM (ET) Discussion with artists and curators

In-Person Gathering - Space is limited.
$25 Non-Members  |  $20 Members

Simultaneous Virtual Gathering – Free
Registration required.

Join artists and co-curators of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s landmark exhibition A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and A Century of American Art for a discussion about Ryder’s legacy

Albert Pinkham Ryder (1847-1917) wrote, “The new is not revealed to those whose eyes are fastened in worship on the old. The artist of to-day must work with his face turned toward the dawn, steadfastly believing that his dream will come true…” Yet Ryder himself became a favorite of subsequent trailblazers like Jackson Pollock, Marsden Hartley, and Robert Rauschenberg, and Ryder continues to influence artists today.

Join a conversation with artists Emily Auchincloss, Bill Jensen, and Nicholas Whitman, and co-curators of the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s landmark exhibition A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and A Century of American Art. See Ryder’s masterpieces from new perspectives, and witness how these artists turn to face the dawn, while honoring Ryder’s influence. Exhibition co-curators Christina Connett Brophy, Ph.D., Elizabeth Broune, Ph.D., and William C. Agee will moderate the discussion.

A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and A Century of American Art runs June 24, 2021 – October 21, 2021 at the New Bedford Whaling Museum.

Exhibition catalog available now.