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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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Answering America’s Call

April 19 - August 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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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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Mystic Seaport’s The Vikings Begin: Treasures from Upsalla University, Sweden

May 19 - September 30
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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One of the world’s finest early Viking-age collections is coming to Mystic Seaport. Priceless treasures, including helmets, shields, weapons, glass, and other artifacts are safeguarded at the Gustavianum Museum of Uppsala University in Sweden, Scandinavia’s oldest university. These collections, dating as early as the seventh century, are now the focus of a major research initiative designed to significantly advance our understanding of how the Norse culture evolved. Thematic sections on Viking warfare, trade, the Baltic Sea, a ship burial, Norse gods, and relations…

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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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Mixing Mediums with Jack Mithun

May 31 - September 1
Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, 113 Harbor Way Ste 190
Santa Barbara, CA 93109 United States
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The Jack Mithun Exhibit is inspired first by his photographs. He combines images, then translates them into chalk drawings, and finishes these using computer techniques. The process goes from a first glance or primitive beginning to the use of technology.

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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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