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Inspired by Turner’s Whaling Oil Paintings: Insights into 19th-Century British Whaling

February 21

Join us for a talk by Matthew Stackpole on highlights of 19th-century British whaling, a topic Turner addressed in four paintings.

A native of Nantucket and son of whaling historian and former Mystic Seaport Museum Curator Edouard A. Stackpole, Matthew Stackpole grew up in the Thomas Greenman House on the grounds of the Museum. He was the Ship’s Historian and a Major Gifts Officer for the Charles W. Morgan’s Restoration and 38th Voyage and is a former American History teacher at the Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA, former Executive Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and a member of the USS Constitution Museum Board of Directors.

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to view one of J.M.W. Turner’s renowned whaling oil paintings in our exhibition and then climb aboard Mystic Seaport Museum’s 1841 American whaleship, the Charles W Morgan, the last wooden whaleship in the world.

Remember the Turner exhibition closes on February 23.