Maritime Art Gallery

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic SeaportThe Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models. For more than 30 years the Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading maritime artists from across the globe. Located at Mystic Seaport–The Museum of America and the Sea, the Maritime Gallery overlooks the historic Mystic River and attracts art lovers and collectors from around the world. Every purchase of artwork supports the maritime preservation work performed by Mystic Seaport.

Celebrate the Art of the Sea

"ISAAC H. EVANS off Rockport, Maine" by Maritime Gallery artist Neal Hughes was exhibited in the Modern Marine Masters exhibition in 2013.On view year-round are the finest examples of contemporary marine art by award-winning artists who celebrate the beauty of ships under sail. The Maritime Gallery also features exceptional maritime landscapes of sea, shoreline, and wildlife, as well as ship models and scrimshaw. Every piece captures the timeless beauty of our nautical heritage. Through its parent organization, Mystic Seaport, the Gallery is proud to offer access to the world’s leading experts in the marine field, and the highest standards of scholarship, integrity, and connoisseurship that the nation’s finest maritime museum represents.

Enjoy Art Programs and Events

The Maritime Gallery hosts year-round art education and art appreciation events. At the unique Behind the Canvas program, noteworthy Maritime Gallery artists share their personal stories about how they create a work of art through lectures, slideshow presentations, and live demonstrations. At the opening of the Gallery’s annual International Marine Art exhibition, the public can meet some of the participating artists at an Artists’ Walk and listen as they share how they created their works and what inspires them to produce their art.

Patrons at an opening reception for the International Marine Art exhibition.Become a Gallery Patron Member

You are cordially invited to become a Patron member of the Maritime Gallery and join discriminating collectors like yourself who love the art of the sea. You’ll enjoy special invitations to two private Gallery previews annually, where you have the exclusive opportunity to meet world-class marine artists and purchase original artworks at a special Patron discount before they are offered to the public. As a Patron member, you also enjoy family membership privileges at Mystic Seaport.

We hope you will visit us soon.

Jeanne Potter

Jeanne C. Potter,
Director of the Maritime Gallery