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


Watch a 2-minute video introducing A Spectacle in Motion (on Vimeo).

PANO the original exhibit - view of one expansive rollTHE ORIGINAL

Exhibition closed October 8: 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 MotionTwo-volume Museum publication

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. 



detail from PanoramaLecture Series

PAST PROGRAM: Attendees joined Museum curators as they presented a series of lectures surrounding the opening of A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.


crankie exampleCrankie Making Workshop

PAST EVENT: Attendees were able to make and take home their own miniature moving panorama called a crankie! For children 6+ (and adults too).



Tastes of the Panorama

PAST EVENT: At this inaugural event, attendees enjoyed fine fare and spirited sounds inspired by exotic locations including the Azores, Brazil, Polynesia, and the boundless sea.



detail of newspaper articleMedia Coverage

Media coverage including everything related to the Panorama.