Sea History 078 - Summer 1996

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, "Schooner Sappho Rounding Sandy Hook Lightship, 1871 ," by William Bishop, at Quester Gallery.

Summer Exhibition to Benefit Historic House Renovations Quester Gallery, in the historic maritime town of Stonington, Connecticut, has just opened their annual summer show, "Recent Acquisitions." The exhibition celebrates the works of many leading American and European marine painters and sculptors of the 19th and 20th centuries. The artists featured include Alfred T. Bricher, James Buttersworth, Montague Dawson, Antonio Jacobsen, Robert Salmon, John Stobart, Samuel Walters and William H. Yorke. The images of seascapes, yacht racing and ship portraits capture the excitement, beauty and rich history of our maritime world. The show, which runs through August, benefits the Stonington Historical Society's renovation of the Captain Nathaniel Brown Palmer Mansion in Stonington, Connecticut. See page 31 for a review of the Historical Society's biography of the captain. (Quester Gallery, On the Green, PO Box 446, Stonington CT 06378;860 535-3860. Open Monday-Saturday, lOAM-5PM)

Art Notes Next year, the 1997 centennial of ship portraitist James Bard 's death will herald a traveling exhibition of his work. Tony Peluso, Bard specialist, journalist and marine art and antiques connoisseur, is guest curator of the show, which will feature approximately 35 paintings, drawings and watercolors from the collections of The Mariners' Museum, as well as public and private collections. Mr. Peluso is also writing a biography of James Bard and an examination of his works; the book, published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., is scheduled to appear in May 1997. The exhibition can be seen at the following institutions (call to verify dates): National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 202 357-2504 (l 7 May-28 September 1997); South Street Seaport Museum, New York NY, 212 748-8600 (25 SEA HISTORY 78, SUMMER 1996

October 1997-1 February 1998); The Mariners' Museum, Newport News VA, 804 596-2222 (28 February-17 May 1998); New York State Historical Association, Cooperstown NY, 607 5472533 (13 June-20September1998). For further information, contact The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News VA 23606-3759; 804 596-2222. JA

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Exhibitions • through Summer 1996, Maritime Works by Gordon Miller (Vancouver Maritime Museum, 1905 Ogden Ave., Vancouver BC, Canada V6J 1A3; 604 257-8300) • 3 April-15 October, River Sounding (Independence Seaport Museum, 211 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia PA 19106-3199; 215 925-5439) • 16 April-8 September, Antonio Jacobsen' s Painted Ships on Painted Oceans (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC; 202 357-1853) •from 20 April , "America and the Sea" (Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic CT 06355-0008; 203 572-5388) • 14 May- 31 August, "New England on the Waves" (American Marine Model Gallery, 12 Derby Square, Salem MA 01970; 508 745 ~ 5777) • 20 May-22 September, "Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists" (South Street Seaport Museum, 207 Front Street, New York NY 10038; 212 748-8600) • 1 July-31 December, Ship Models: Under Oars, Sails, & Steam (Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum, PO Box 25, Cold Spring Harbor NY 11724; 516 3673418) • 9 August-22 September, Picture This: Toronto Harbour in Art (Marine Museum of Upper Canada, Stanley Barracks, Exhibition Place, Toronto, ONTM6K 3C3; 416 392-1765) • 15 August-17 November, Marine Art from the Collections (The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News VA 23606-3759; 804 596-2222) •from 28 September, 17th Annual International Marine Art Exhibition (Mystic Maritime Gallery, Mystic CT 06355-0008) • 19 October 1996-16 March 1997, Figureheads and Carvings (The Mariners' Museum, 100 Museum Drive, Newport News VA 23606-3759; 804-596-2222) • 2 November-February 1997, "Across the Western Ocean: American Ships by Liverpool Artists" (Independence Seaport Museum (see address in item 2))

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