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The Art of the Boat:
Photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection
Previously exhibited at Mystic Seaport
Nowhere else is the power, drama and beauty of wind, sail and sea captured so brilliantly. Comprising nearly one million photographs, the Rosenfeld Collection at Mystic Seaport is the largest single collection of maritime photography in the world. These stunning works of art, caught in time by two generations of the Rosenfeld family, capture the essence of the maritime experience.
Now, for the first time,you can see the finest Rosenfeld prints in person. The Art of the Boat: Photographs from the Rosenfeld Collection celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Mystic Seaport and honors the family that helped define maritime art photography. The Rosenfeld Collection includes images of steam yachts, naval vessels, powerboat races, leisure activities and every America’s Cup Race from 1885 to 1992.
The photos on exhibit feature a platinum palladium print process that dates back to 1875 – a process that has perfectly preserved some of the earliest photographs, and the process of choice for museum curators worldwide. Each print demonstrates a rich tonal range, heightened detail and a luminous quality that seems painted.
In addition to the 40 prints on display, you can view more Rosenfeld Collection photography and order prints online from a computer kiosk inside the exhibit, or at the Rosenfeld Collection online.