Art of the Great Transatlantic Ocean Liners
An Exhibition of Original Paintings by Maritime Gallery Artists
July 30 - September 16, 2012
Once upon a time the transatlantic ocean liners were the only way to travel across the Atlantic. Before the 1960s, these liners served as luxurious transportation of the high society, cargo vessels which plied the Atlantic's shipping lanes, and floating hospitals and troopships during World War II.
This exhibition features some of maritime history's most fascinating vessels including the Ile De France, launched in 1927 with its trendsetting Art Deco décor, and the Californian, which failed calls for assistance from the Titanic because her radio was shut down for the night. Also on view is the "Grey Ghost" — a camouflaged in grey RMS Queen Mary which carried nearly 20,000 American troops to join Allied forces in Europe — on a collision course with the light cruiser HMS Curasoa which was escorting and protecting the Queen Mary from German U-boats.
From the Arabic, which sailed between Liverpool and Boston transporting immigrants from Ireland, to the newest of the grand ocean liners, the Queen Mary 2, come view these great vessels and see why the ocean liners were, and still are, so fascinating.
The Maritime Gallery is located adjacent to the main entrance of Mystic Seaport and offers free admission. Visitors are invited to explore the gallery daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 860.572.5388.