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Exquisite Shells: The Art of Sailors Valentines

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Presented by Cahoon Museum of American Art at Unknown

May 24 2019
Sep 01 2019
Exquisite Shells: The Art of Sailors Valentines

An international exhibition that highlights the sailors valentine, a unique and intricate art form finely crafted from sea shells.

This international exhibition highlights the Sailors Valentine, a unique and intricate art form finely crafted from seashells. The surprising history of the art form is explained and brought to life through antique Sailors Valentines made between 1830 and 1890 in Barbados. In the Victorian era, the craft became a popular parlor art and later evolved again with a mid-twentieth century revival. Sailors Valentines shares the story of the inspired artistic collaboration between painters Ralph

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$10 general admission; $8 seniors and students; children under 12, Museum members, NARM, Blue Star families free

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The Museum is open 10am-4pm Tuesday – Saturday and 1pm-4pm on Sundays

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Cahoon Museum of American Art

4676 Falmouth Road (Route 28), Cotuit, MA 02635

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