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Museum Open House - Peabody Essex Museum: In American Waters

Jay talks with Daniel Finamore, PhD from the Peabody Essex Museum. Dan is the Associate Director – Exhibitions, The Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History. He’s also the co-curator of the outstanding exhibition entitled In American Waters, which is currently on display until October 3. During the program, we’ll be finding out why and how the exhibition came about, we’ll go on a behind-the scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the wide range of outstanding artists whose work is on display and the extensive manner upon which the sea has impacted our history, culture, the environment, and American art.
 

William Trost Richards (1833–1905)
Along the Shore, 1903
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, 2009.1

Arthur Dove (1880–1946)
Moon and Sea No. II, 1923
Oil on canvas
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Photo by Robert LaPrelle

Edward Moran (1829–1901)
The Valley in the Sea, 1862
Oil on canvas
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields, Martha Delzell Memorial Fund, 70.5

Charles Herbert Woodbury (1864–1940)
Mid-Ocean, 1894
Oil on canvas
Berkshire Athenaeum

William Formby Halsall (1841–1919)
Vigilant in last days Race against Valkyrie, 1893
Oil on canvas
Peabody Essex Museum, gift of Frederic A. Turner, 1961, M10946

Charles Sheeler (1883–1965)
Pertaining to Yachts and Yachting, 1922
Oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art, bequest of Margaretta S. Hinchman, 1955-96-9

Jan Matulka (1890–1972, born in the Czech Republic)
View from Ship, about 1932
Oil on canvas
Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of C. K. Williams II, 2015-8-1

Francis Augustus Silva (1835–1886)
Sail study, 1868–84
Watercolor and ink on paper M8871F2.6
All works are in the collection of PEM, gift of Miss M. Antoinette Silva, 1938–56

Fitz Henry Lane (1804–1865)
Southern Cross in Boston Harbor, 1851
Oil on canvas
PEM, gift of the estate of Stephen Wheatland, 1987, M18639

Edward Ludlow Mooney (1813–1887)
Portrait of Ahmad bin Na’aman, 1840
Oil on canvas
PEM, gift of Mrs. William P. McMullan, 1918, M4473

James Bard (1815–1897)
Steamer Syracuse, 1857
Oil on canvas
PEM, gift of the estate of Francis B. C. Bradlee, 1928, M4266

Conrad Wise Chapman (1842–1910)
Submarine Torpedo Boat H. L. Hunley Dec. 6 1863, about 1864
Oil on board
The American Civil War Museum, 00985.14.37a

William Bradford (1823–1892)
Icebound Ship, about 1880
Oil on canvas
PEM, museum purchase with funds from anonymous donor, 1996, M27190

Michele Felice Cornè (1752–1845, born in Italy)
Ship America on the Grand Banks, about 1800
Oil on canvas
PEM, gift of Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, 1953, M8257

Titian Ramsay Peale (1799–1885)
Town of Mathwalta / Island of Venua Levul Viti’s / US Ship Peacock, 1840–49
Oil on wood
PEM, gift of Mrs. Anna Glen Butler Vietor, 1984, M20223

John Bertonccini (1872–1947)
Whaling Vessels in the Ice, Herschel Island, about 1894–95
Oil on canvas
PEM, museum purchase with funds donated by the Maritime Art and History Visiting

Theresa Bernstein (1890–2002, born in Poland)
The Immigrants, 1923
Oil on canvas
Collection of Thomas and Karen Buckley

George Ropes Jr. (1788–1819)
Launching of the Ship Fame, 1802
Oil on canvas
PEM, gift of Captain Nathaniel Silsbee, 1862, 108332

Artist in New England
Contemplation by the Sea, 1790
Oil on board
PEM, museum purchase with funds from anonymous donor, 1994, 137681

Childe Hassam (1859–1935)
East Headland, Appledore, Isles of Shoals, 1911
Oil on canvas
PEM, gift of Peter S. Lynch in memory of Carolyn A. Lynch, 2018.72.1

 

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Museum Open House - Yachad New England: Art Appreciation

Jay talks with Liz Offen, Rebecca Gilbert, Jonathan Spiller, and Katherine Wiley—all of whom are associated with Yachad New England, which is part of an international organization dedicated to addressing the needs of all individuals with disabilities and including them in the Jewish community.During the program, we’ll be finding out about the history and mission of Yachad, we’ll hear about the wide range of opportunities it provides participants--spending much of our time learning about the art appreciation program. Jonathan and Katherine will share some of their experiences and artwork, and, in the process, we’ll come to better understand and appreciate Yachad’s overall mission and the extremely positive impact it’s had on both the participant, their families, and communities.
 

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Museum Open House - Cape Ann Museum

Jay talks with Oliver Barker. Oliver serves as the Director of the Cape Ann Museum, which is located in Gloucester. During the program, Oliver will be informing us about the many opportunities that are available at both the Cape Ann Museum as well as the exciting new development at the nearby Cape Ann Museum Green campus.
 

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Museum Open House - The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion

Jay talks with Erin Corrales-Diaz, PhD. Erin serves as the Assistant Curator of American Art at the Worcester Art Museum
and she’s also the curator of the groundbreaking new exhibition entitled The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion, which is currently on display at the Worcester Art Museum until September 12. This is the first museum exhibition to focus specifically on the design evolution of baseball jerseys and their impact on the sport, the runway, and in everyday life. During the program, we’ll be finding out why and how The Iconic Jersey: Baseball x Fashion exhibition came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the baseball jersey’s development over time as well as its place in both fashion and pop culture.
 

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Museum Open House - Atomic Alert!: Confronting "The Bomb" in the New Atomic Age

Jay talks with Michael Scheibach, PhD. Michael is an educator, author, speaker, and noted authority on the early atomic age and the Cold Way. Recently, he served as the curator of the fascinating exhibition entitled Atomic Alert!: Confronting "The Bomb" in the New Atomic Age, which is currently on display at the Museum of Russian Icons until August 8th. During the program, we'll be finding out why and how Atomic Alert! came about, we'll go on a behind the scenes tout of the exhibition, and in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the political, social, and historical context of this 20th Century time period.
 

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Museum Open House - Ribbit the Exhibit

Jay talks with highly accomplished sculptor Andy Cobb from Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Andy is particularly well known for his whimsical copper sculptures of animals, most notably his extremely engaging and amusing collection of frogs. Twenty-three of these large-scale fanciful frogs comprise the Ribbit the Exhibit exhibition which is now being displayed throughout The Gardens At Elm Bank located in Wellesley. During the program, we’ll be learning why and how the Ribbit the Exhibit came about, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate Andy’s exceptional craftsmanship, his wonderful sense of humor, and what those of you watching and others can look forward to seeing at The Gardens At Elm Bank from now until September 7.
 

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Museum Open House - Newton Open Studios

Jay talks with Ellen Fisher, Claudia Fiks, Mei-Yu Hsu, Sidney Hutter, Barney Levitt, Leann Shamash, and Juliia Talcott--all of whom are associated with Newton Open Studios, a nonprofit organization that produces community arts events that bring together the artists and residents of Newton. Ellen has served as the director since 2007 and Claudia has been the co-director for the past few years. Mei-Yu, Sidney, Barney, Leann, and Julia are some of the artists who will be participating in this year’s Newton Open Studios, which will be taking place on June 26, the rain date being June 27. During the program, we’ll be learning about the exciting plans for this year’s upcoming Newton Open Studios, we’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour with the artists who are joining us and, in the process come to better understand appreciate their artwork and what those of you watching and others can look forward to seeing on June 26.
 

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Museum Open House - Newton Out Doors

Jay talks with Gloria Garvis, Meryl Kessler, and Harun Zankel. Gloria serves as the Chair of Newton Community Pride and Meryl is a board member of the group as well as serving as the Chair of Newton Out Doors—a citywide public art initiative that involves the outdoor installation of 25 “upcycled” wooden doors decorated by local and regional artists and placed in and around eight of Newton’s village centers. Harun is one of the artists and his door entitled Fig Newton Festival Poster can be seen at the Upper Falls Greenway. During the program, we’ll be learning about Newton Community Pride’s overall mission and some of its wide-range of programs and events. We’ll find out why and how Newton Out Doors came about, hear from Meryl and Harun and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of some of the installations as we view, enjoy, and learn about some of the very talented artists and their engaging contributions.
 

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Museum Open House - The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog

Jay talks with Alan Fausel. Alan serves as the Executive Director and the CEO of The American Kennel Club Museum of the Dog located in New York City. During the program, we’ll be finding out why and how the museum came about and how it’s grown, developed, and operates today. We’ll go on a behind-the-scenes tour and, in the process, come to better understand and appreciate the museum’s overall mission and the wide range of exhibits, programs, resources, events, and other opportunities that are available to visitors today.
 

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