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March 2018

Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw & Nantucket Whaling Heritage

March 21 @ 8:00 am - December 22 @ 5:00 pm
Cahoon Museum of American Art, 4676 Falmouth Rd (rte 28)
Cotuit, MA 02635 United States
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$10

Scrimshandering: Ralph Cahoon, Scrimshaw, and Nantucket Whaling Heritage details the impact that the American nautical folk art of scrimshaw had on artist Ralph Cahoon’s paintings (1910-1982). Scrimshandering is on view through December 22. 

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April 2018

Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-ops

April 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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$15

The exhibition shares the stories of Maryland’s Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs, and other artifacts. Cradled by the Chester River and the Chesapeake Bay, Kent County’s rich environment has fostered a long tradition of waterfowl guiding, gunning clubs, and decoy carving. Carvers like John Glenn, the Uries, and Charlie Joiner created unique rigs that were commissioned and gunned over on secluded Kent County coves teeming with waterfowl. Since the late…

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May 2018

BIW: Building America’s Navy

May 19 - December 31
Maine Maritime Museum, 43 Washington St.
Bath, ME United States
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New in 2018 at the Maine Maritime Museum, this permanent exhibit produced in collaboration with BIW (Bath Iron Works), will provide an immersive, high-tech look at the people, processes, and ships of BIW. Visitors will get an exclusive look at the yard's cutting-edge technology and innovative approaches to design through a number of interactive elements including a touch-sensitive wall illustrating ship design and simulated CIC screens. Head to the new theater space to see what goes on behind the gates with a behind-the-scenes video…

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Man of War: Adventures Aboard a Fighting Ship

May 24 @ 8:00 am - December 31 @ 5:00 pm
Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine, announces the opening of Man-of-War: Adventures Aboard a Fighting Ship Friday, May 25, 2018. Staged aboard His Majesty’s sixth-rate British Royal Navy frigate, HMS Surprise, the new exhibit transports visitors back in time 200 years to the wooden world of the fighting sailing ship. This interactive exhibit encourages visitors of all ages to learn what it was like to live as…

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June 2018

John Stobart at Noble Maritime

June 1 - December 31
The Noble Maritime Collection, 1000 RIchmond Terrace Building D
Staten Island, NY 10305 United States
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The Noble Maritime Collection presents Stobart at Noble, an exhibition of oil paintings and drawings by the preeminent maritime painter, John Stobart. John Stobart is the master painter whose panoramic compositions recall the history of the maritime industry.  He has an international reputation and his work is in major art collections worldwide.  Stobart at Noble will feature a selection of his oil paintings and plein air drawings.  Stobart joined the Board of Trustees of the museum in 2001 and presented a retrospective exhibition at the museum…

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Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I

June 1 - December 31
The Mariners’ Museum and Park, 100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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The exhibition Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s involvement in the “war to end all wars.” World War I was a transformational event and time period for Hampton Roads and the entire United States, marking the emergence of the U.S. as a major world power. Answering America’s Call: Newport News in World War I chronicles the transformation of Newport News — and by extension the country — as a result of the war. America’s involvement…

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Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition

June 1 - December 1
Maritime Museum of San Diego, 1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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The new Rum: Sailors, Pirates and Prohibition interactive, educational and entertaining exhibit tells the story of the new world’s first distilled spirit from its origins on 17th century Caribbean sugar cane plantations to today’s trendy cocktail lounges. Using exhibits, artifacts and 3D displays, visitors will uncover stories of pirates, American and British sailors, and San Diego smugglers.

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Workaday to Holiday: Schooners Along the Maine Coast

June 9 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm
Maine Maritime Museum, 43 Washington St.
Bath, ME United States
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$17.50

To celebrate the re-launch of the 1906 schooner Mary E, we present the story of Maine’s small workaday schooners and holiday windjammers, past and present. Maine schooners carried everything from stone to sugar along the New England coast, and fished for many species large and small. As 20th century commerce found less use for schooners, some (like Mary E) were transformed into passenger-carrying windjammers. This exhibit features artifacts and artwork from the worlds of working and pleasure sail, with forays into topics such as homegrown music and local food—both prominent features of coastal voyages. The exhibit features…

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July 2018

Harrison Cady: View from the Headlands

July 7 - October 28
Cape Ann Museum, 27 Pleasant St
Gloucester, MA 01930 United States
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A special exhibition of works by artist and illustrator Harrison Cady (1877–1970) Harrison Cady, a native of Gardner, Massachusetts, is best known for his collaboration with Thornton W. Burgess (1874–1965), author of numerous children’s bedtime stories. In 1910, their first book, Old Mother West Wind, introduced Americans to British author Beatrix Potter’s beloved character Peter Rabbit. In addition to Peter Rabbit, Cady illustrated other animated animal characters including Chippy Chipmunk, Jerry Muskrat and Reddy Fox. Cady’s work with Burgess continued for…

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August 2018

Annie Hejny: Waterlines

August 31, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Minnesota Marine Art Museum, 800 Riverview Drive
Winona, MN 55987 United States
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OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, August 30 | 5pm - 7pm  | Non-members: $10 800 Riverview Drive, Winona, MN 55987 | mmam.org Visit with the artist and view a selection of her never-before-seen paintings. The Water Bar will be serving fresh water and engaging the public in educational conversations about water. Image: Lake Pepin Disposition (detail); acrylic, collected lake water and sediment on canvas, 48" x 48", 2018 ARTIST WALK AND TALK Saturday, September 15 | 11am - 12pm | Free for all TEXTURE DEMONSTRATION…

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