Candle Factory Lecture Series: Michael Dyer, "Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt

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Tuesday May 22

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6:00 PM  –  7:00 PM

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
6:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:30 p.m.)
$15 per person
$5 for NHA Members
Gosnell Hall, Whaling Museum

Join as as we welcome Michael P. Dyer, author of the new book on whaling, "O'er the Wide and tractless sea": Original Art of the Yankee Whale Hunt and the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Curator of Maritime History.

Buried deep within the logbooks, journals, and manuscripts of America's 19th-century whaling heritage are paintings, drawings, and representations of the whale hunt rarely, if ever, seen by the public. In 7 chapters, Dyer's book highlights these unique artworks that capture the essence of whaling and its culture. From navigation exercise drawings to naive pencil sketches to sophisticated watercolor paintings and scrimshaw, the art of the whale hunt serves as valuable historical source material to document much that words can hardly convey. Tonight's talk will highlight some of these artworks and bring them together in the larger context of American maritime culture.

Contact: Yeshe Palmo
Phone: (508) 228-1894 ext. 112

Location Details
Whaling Museum
13 Broad Street