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February 2017

Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure

February 3, 2017 - March 4, 2018
Artwork by Nikki McClure

In her first exhibition on the Eastern Seaboard, papercut artist Nikki McClure brings her vision of the world to Mystic Seaport with “Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure,” a collection of original pieces that is now open in the museum’s C.D. Mallory Building. Considered one of the leading papercut artists in the world, McClure’s specialty is chronicling the details of everyday life. The exhibition consists of 36 original papercuts by the Washington state artist, representing a cross section…

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November 2017

Maritime Miniatures by Maritime Masters

November 18, 2017 - January 31, 2018
Yoko Gados, Cutty Sark Christmas, Oil, 6 X 6

This invitational exhibition features more than 100 small paintings by top Gallery artists.

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January 2018

Murmur: Arctic Realities

January 20 - April 22

Murmur: Arctic Realities will present a groundbreaking new experience by John Grade, one of world’s leading contemporary artists.

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Members’ Behind the Scenes Tour: Half Hull Ship Models

January 25

Members are invited to join Vice President of Research Collections Paul O’Pecko on a tour of the Museum’s impressive collection of half hull ship models.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day Screening: “Across the Waters”

January 27
Mystic Luxury Cinemas, 27 Coogan Blvd,
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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To commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Mystic Seaport and the Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut will co-host a special screening of the 2016 Danish film “Across the Waters.”

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February 2018

Seaport After Seven: Party at the Pingo

February 2

Embrace the season with Party at the Pingo, the inaugural event in the new Seaport After Seven party series.

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Book Signing: Russ Kramer

February 3

Maritime artist Russ Kramer will sign copies of his new book "Great Yachts: The Maritime Paintings of Russ Kramer."

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

February 3

Author Paul S. Krantz stops by to sign copies of his book, “Riding the Wild Ocean” in the Maritime Bookstore.

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Behind the Canvas: Russ Kramer

February 3

Through a painting demonstration, Russ will show us how he is able to create a unique “first-hand” experience in his paintings.

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Murmur Yoga

February 10

Join world-renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown in the Museum's newest exhibition, "Murmur: Arctic Realities."

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Valentine’s Day Dinner and Open Hearth Cooking Class

February 10

You will enjoy a romantic candle-lit meal that you will prepare yourselves over the open-hearth guided by the experienced staff at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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Nelson Simon: The Accidental Sailor

February 15

He found himself fighting for survival in the midst of what became known as “The Perfect Storm.” Join us as Nelson Simon recounts his harrowing tale.

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Codfish Fry-Days at the Open Hearth

February 16 - March 23
codfish

Fry your own traditional codfish cakes in this hands-on experience at the historic Buckingham-Hall House.

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Murmur Business After Hours

February 21

Join Mystic Seaport and the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut for a Business After Hours in the Museum's newest exhibition, "Murmur: Arctic Realities."

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By George! Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

February 22

We will commemorate the day cooking some favorites in the Buckingham-Hall House (including cake)!

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Behind the Canvas: Leif Nilsson

February 24

Leif will lead us on a journey as he shows us through photos various paintings of the stages of their development.

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March 2018

Easy Introductory Celestial Navigation

March 3 - March 4

An easy introduction to the basic principles of celestial navigation from a modern perspective designed for yachtsmen and recreational boaters.

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Murmur Yoga

March 3

Join world-renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown in the Museum's newest exhibition, "Murmur: Arctic Realities."

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Coopering for Beginners

March 5
Learn the art of making barrels and casks, an integral part of 19-century industry, at the Mystic Seaport Cooperage.

Join our master cooper and learn the techniques, terminology, and processes necessary to fashion round containers made of wood

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SOLD OUT Fundamentals of Hand-Forged Bladesmithing

March 5 - April 9

Learn how to build a coal fire, forge, quench, temper, and sharpen your own knife blade from high carbon steel.

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SOLD OUT Basic Blacksmithing Class

March 7 - April 11

Join a small group for six evenings of blacksmithing fun.

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Members Only: Arctic Talk at DPNC

March 8
Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Avenue
Mystic, CT 06355 United States
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Mystic Seaport members are invited to attend a talk entitled "The Arctic and the Antarctic: Poles Apart" hosted by the Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center as part of the programming around the Museum's exhibition, "Murmur: Arctic Realities."

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Introduction to Coastal Weather

March 10

The course will cover interpretation of weather maps, satellite images and marine weather forecasts but will concentrate on local observations which we can all make.

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Behind the Canvas: Cindy House

March 10

Cindy House has developed a unique way of using pastels to capture the beauty of the natural world.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner on the Open Hearth

March 10

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a traditional New England feast that includes boiled dinner and a few Irish treats.

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Syma Ebbin: Researching Native Fisheries in the Pacific Northwest

March 15

The resources, traditions, and issues facing Native American fisheries in Alaska and Washington State.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

March 17 - March 18

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

March 24 - March 25

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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A Traditional Music Class: Ballads, Chanteys, and Songs of the Sailor

March 31

This four-lesson series will sharpen your musical skills while exploring the rich connections between music and the sea.

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April 2018

Traditional Celestial Navigation using HO249

April 3 - April 5
Sextant

A fast-paced introduction to standard celestial navigation as it was practiced in the second half of the 20th century.

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Celestial Navigation in the Age of Sail

April 7 - April 8
Sextant

A fast-paced introductory workshop in the history and the techniques of celestial navigation as it was practiced aboard American vessels in the Age of Sail.

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Lighthouses, Cottages, Seals & Tales of Fishers Island Sound

April 7 - May 30

Captain Jack Spratt will present a survey of Fishers Island Sound from European settlement to the Hurricane of 1938, followed by a cruise aboard ENCORE.

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Behind the Canvas: William D. Hobbs

April 7

William has sought to explore those aspects of moving water that have always held his fascination.

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Original Slow Food Movement

April 7

Learn the art of open-hearth cooking in the 1768 Buckingham-Hall House.

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Modern Celestial Navigation

April 10 - April 12
Plath Sextant, 1930

A fast-paced introduction to celestial navigation from a 21st century perspective.

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