A new exhibit titled Seven Continents, Seven Seas opens on AHA! night, February 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Wattles Family Gallery. Immediately following the opening, Stuart M. Frank, Ph.D., senior curator, will present a lecture titled Adventures in Saving a Painting: Quest, Conquest, and Conservationat 7:30 p.m. in the Cook Memorial Theater.
Admission to the opening, lecture and reception is free.
“This year marks the tenth anniversary of the gift of the entire holdings of the former Kendall Whaling Museum to the permanent collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. This provides a fitting occasion for showing highlights, reflecting the broad international and chronological compass of our combined collections,” said Dr. Frank.
Dutch Old Master whaling paintings will be represented, along with major British marine paintings of the 18th and 19th centuries by Continental European and American painters. The exhibit also includes visions of Africa, Australia, and Antarctica, representing all seven continents and all seven seas in the selected paintings, watercolors, ship models, Japanese scrolls and sculptural works.
Admission to all museum galleries on AHA! night is buy one, get one free (of equal or lesser value).