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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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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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October 2018

Death in the Ice: The Mystery of the Franklin Expedition

October 1, 2018 - April 28, 2019
Mystic Seaport Museum, 75 Greenmanville Ave
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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In 1845, Sir John Franklin led the Royal Navy’s sturdiest two ships into the Arctic to great international acclaim. His mission: to discover a Northwest Passage to Asia. Franklin and his crew of 128 men were never heard from again. Thirty-seven expeditions were launched from several countries in a decades-long effort to discover the fate of Franklin’s men. Tantalizing clues, including graves, provisions, Inuit tales, and a single handwritten note told a grim story, but the men and ships would…

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November 2018

Lantern Light Tours at Mystic Seaport

November 27 @ 5:00 pm - December 23 @ 10:00 pm
Sanger Visitors Reception Center, 47 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Join us for an evening of seasonal surprises with Lantern Light Tours: Finding Your Place. Set on Christmas Eve in the year 1876, the play offers small windows into the lives of people on the verge of great change, both personal and cultural. The show includes five scenes of seasonal delight, featuring a winter fantasia, a spirited circle dance, and perhaps a visit with old St. Nick! Written by esteemed playwright and dramaturg Kato McNickle, Finding Your Place invites us to explore the…

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December 2018

Janette Kerr: North

December 3 @ 10:00 am - December 21 @ 6:00 pm
Free

‘Janette Kerr, in my estimation, is the best painter of the sea in these islands… one of her greatest assets is the quality of her brushwork … it is dynamic and suggestive, and has an organic life of its own.’ – Brian Fallon, author and art critic Cadogan Contemporary is delighted to present North, an exhibition of new works by the acclaimed seascape artist Janette Kerr. The show is formed of two bodies of work – one recording a three-week…

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