NMHS Seminar Series: O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt with Michael Dyer
September 22 @ 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Join us Saturday, 22 September for O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt Presentation and Book Signing with Author and Curator at New Bedford Whaling Museum Michael Dyer
Register Here for 22 September, 2018
Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM
Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY
The September NMHS Seminar Series features author and curator at the New Bedford Whaling Museum Michael Dyer, who offers new perspectives on life at sea and maritime culture in his book O’er the Wide and Tractless Sea: Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt, featuring over 300 illustrations of whaling scenes, scrimshaw, prints, and paintings. From the 1750s through the first years of the twentieth century, American whaling voyages ranged farther off shore, and ultimately around the world, in a pursuit that produced oil and baleen for the growing population and industrialization of the United States. Buried deep within the logbooks, journals, and manuscripts of America’s whaling heritage are paintings, drawings, and representations of the whale hunt rarely, if ever, seen by the public.
The book highlights those unique artworks that capture the essence of whaling and its culture – not just through the whale hunts themselves, but also the important events the whalemen recorded pictorially with their shipmates and the people they encountered in their travels.
Saturday, 22 September: Welcome & Refreshments at 10:30 AM, Lecture at 11:00 AM
Location: Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY