Two Exhibitions Opening this Summer

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

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Exhibition Opens July 14, 2018 
Location:  Kilburn Mill, 127 West Rodney French Blvd, New Bedford
Family Day & Exhibit Opening July 14 from 10 am – 3 pm
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A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World

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Exhibition Opens July 29, 2018
Location: New Bedford Whaling Museum
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Support A Spectacle in Motion

Your gift will support the Museum’s ability to provide free access to the original Panorama for all audiences, so that new generations can learn about the rich history of our region.

 

 

 

 


The Grand Panorama Lecture Series

detail from PanoramaJoin museum curators as they present a series of lectures surrounding the opening of A Spectacle in Motion: The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World.

 

 

 

 


Crankie Making Workshop

crankie exampleMake and take home your own miniature moving panorama called a crankie! For children 6+ (and adults too), no art skills required!

 

 

 

 


Media Coverage

detail of newspaper artivleRecent media coverage including everything related to the Panorama.

 

 

 

 

 


Just How BIG is the Panorama?

The Grand Panorama of a Whaling Voyage ‘Round the World by Benjamin Russell and Caleb Purrington is 1,275 feet long. That is ¼ acre of fabric!

panorama size graphic1 Panorama equals =

14 Blue Whales
17 Lagodas
28 School Buses

Compare the Panorama to:

  • The Empire State Building
  • The Eiffel Tower
  • The Statue of Liberty

 


A Spectacle in Motion Supporters*

Underwriter
The William M. Wood Foundation

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

Platinum Supporters
Hope & Ruth Atkinson
BayCoast Bank
Bristol County Savings Bank
Anonymous, 2 donors

Diamond Supporters
Nonnie & Rick Burnes
Bess Dawson Hughes & James Hughes

Gold Supporters
Marnie Ross Chardon & Marc Chardon

Silver Supporters
Alliance Bernstein
Bay State Wind
Ladera Foundation
Sylvia Group
Tina & Paul Schmid

Bronze Supporters 
Jessie W. & Llewellyn Howland III 

With significant support provided by the City of New Bedford, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Park Service,  Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism,  and the Southeastern Massachusetts  Convention and Visitors Bureau. 

*As of May 10, 2018