Member Evening: Spotlight on “Streamlined”
June 20, 2019
Explore the newly opened exhibition, Streamlined: From Hull to Home after hours, when the Museum is closed to the general public. This exciting exhibition highlights boats, outboards, watercraft engines, ships plans, and Rosenfeld photographs, as well as household objects and advertising which reflect the streamlined design.
Curators and staff will be on hand to share their expertise throughout the evening. Cash bar and light snacks provided on the Clary Deck, Thompson Exhibition Building, overlooking the Mystic River.
About Streamlined: From Hull to Home
Watercraft, photography, and artifacts from Mystic Seaport Museum’s vast collection are featured in this exhibition, which charts the progress of streamlining from naval engineering through design and manufacturing, and into our everyday vocabulary. Streamlining in design refers to a style applied to manufactured objects in the 1930s and 1940s which utilized rounded forms, shiny chromed surfaces, and low and horizontal shapes enhanced by parallel lines.