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Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art

Presented by Cahoon Museum of American Art at Cahoon Museum of American Art, Cotuit MA

Jun 29 2022
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Oct 30 2022
Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art

This major exhibition presents the art and history of scrimshaw, a nautical folk art form created by whalers during the international whaling trade of the 19th century.

This major exhibition presents the art and history of scrimshaw, a nautical folk art form created by whalers during the international whaling trade of the 19th century. The surprising history of this unique art form is explained and brought to life through the stories of the makers and recipients of these intricately detailed keepsakes. A wide range of decorative and utilitarian objects evoke connections to historic life on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and New Bedford and show the ways that people from

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ADMISSION INFO

Members: Free
Adults: $10
Senior (60+): $8
Student: $8
Child (0-12): Free
*NARM Members: Free with NARM membership card

Library passes are good for 2 Adults, present pass when checking in.

The Cahoon Museum is a Blue Star Museum from May 21 – September 5, 2022. Free admission to military personnel and their families.

Contact: 5084287581

Email: info@cahoonmuseum.org

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

  • Oct 1, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 2, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 5, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 6, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 7, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 8, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 9, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 12, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 13, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 15, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 16, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 19, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 20, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 21, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 22, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 23, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)
  • Oct 26, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Wed)
  • Oct 27, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 28, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 29, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sat)
  • Oct 30, 2022 at 10:00 am - 04:00 pm (Sun)

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"Wandering Whalemen and Their Art: A Collection of Scrimshaw Masterpieces by Dr. Alan Granby is a companion to the exhibition, Scrimshaw: The Whaler’s Art. This substantial book has 661 illustrations, many of which are life sized.

$85 plus shipping and handling, 376 pages, 12 inches high x 13 inches wide.

Purchase your copy today!

*Special limited boxed edition nos. 1-10, signed, only numbers 4-10 available – $1,500

*Special boxed edition – $250

 

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

LOCATION

Cahoon Museum of American Art

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

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PARKING INFO

The Cahoon Museum has ample parking at the rear of the building.  Convenient handicapped parking is available.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

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The Cahoon museum building is fully accessible.

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