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February 2017

Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure

February 3, 2017 - February 25, 2018
Artwork by Nikki McClure

"Life in Balance" is an exhibition of of original papercuts, each made by cutting a single black piece of paper with an X-ACTO knife, that represent the artist’s singular vision of life at the edge of the Salish Sea in Washington State.

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March 2017

Rosenfeld: On Land and On Sea

March 4 - September 24
Misses Beiderhase and Milholland, 1912. Shot in New York City, May 4, 1912. Image of two women suffragists wearing banners. The woman on the left standing, is Josephine Beiderhase. The woman on the right seated on a horse carrying an American flag is Inez Milholland. (Mystic Seaport Rosenfeld Collection ANN.1984.187.6818)

A surprising look at the lives of women in the 20th century from the Museum's Rosenfeld Collection.

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April 2017

America and the Sea Exhibition and Sale

April 29 - September 17

The Maritime Gallery begins its 2017 season with a show offering visions of the American spirit through the sea.

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May 2017

Maritime Paintings at Spicer Mansion

May 15 - November 1
David Monteiro, Stormy Seas, Oil 12 x 16

Select paintings from the Maritime Gallery now adorn the walls of Spicer Mansion, a luxury boutique inn in historic downtown Mystic.

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June 2017

Plein Air Painters Exhibition

June 24 - September 17

The Maritime Gallery's latest show will present original art of the Museum grounds and environs.

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Tour DRAKEN HARALD HÅRFAGRE

June 30 - September 4
DRAKEN HARALD HARFAGRE at Mystic Seaport

From June 30 to September 4, 2017, the ship will be open for guided tours.

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July 2017

Summer Music Sundays

July 9 - August 27

Enjoy free after-hours admission and listen to live music outdoors at Spouter Tavern.

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Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program

July 22 - August 13
Ocean House

Watch as Maritime Gallery artists paint on grounds at the Ocean House hotel.

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Stars Over Mystic

July 28
Treworgy Planetarium

Learn about "The Search for Exoplanets" in our Planetarium summer lecture series.

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Exhibition: The Art of Rowing

July 29 - September 17

We look forward to welcoming patrons, art collectors, and rowing enthusiasts to the Gallery for this special themed exhibit.

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Moby-Dick Marathon

July 31 - August 1
Moby-Dick Marathon

Join us for our annual 24-hour reading of Herman Melville’s masterpiece, Moby-Dick.

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August 2017

Members’ Only: Plum Island Trip (SOLD OUT)

August 2

Join Mystic Seaport for this rare opportunity to tour Plum Island, N.Y., the federal animal disease research center located off the northeastern tip of Long Island.

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Arts on the Quad: M Shanghai 

August 2

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Model Yacht Regatta

August 4 - August 6
Model Yacht Regatta

J Class and International One Meter class models race off the north dock at Mystic Seaport.

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On Land and On Sea: Gallery Talk by Dr. Margaret Rosenfeld

August 4
Misses Beiderhase and Milholland, 1912. Shot in New York City, May 4, 1912. Image of two women suffragists wearing banners. The woman on the left standing, is Josephine Beiderhase. The woman on the right seated on a horse carrying an American flag is Inez Milholland. (Mystic Seaport Rosenfeld Collection ANN.1984.187.6818)

Margaret Rosenfeld will discuss the captivating images of women’s lives, as shown in “On Land and On Sea: A Century of Women in the Rosenfeld Collection.”

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Book signing: Margaret Rosenfeld

August 4

Margaret L. Andersen Rosenfeld, author of “On Land and On Sea”, will sign copies of her book from 3-5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 4.

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Book Signing: Paul Krantz

August 5

Paul S. Krantz, Jr. will visit the Museum Store to sign copies of Riding the Wild Ocean: The Circumnavigation of Cape Cod in a 18-Foot Sloop, and Other Adventures.

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For Kids: Nautical Night Out

August 9

Parents enjoy our Arts on the Quad performances while their children ages 6-12 participate in nautical games and activities.

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Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera 

August 9

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Arts on the Quad: Salt Marsh Opera

August 9

A duo and accompanist straight from Salt Marsh Opera’s main stage productions present an evening of well-known arias, duets, and show tunes.

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Stars Over Mystic: The Great American Eclipse

August 11
Treworgy Planetarium projector

On August 21, a wondrous total solar eclipse will arc across the US - learn how to safely enjoy this rare, unique occurrence.

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Member Trip: Great Gull Island (SOLD OUT)

August 12

Our group will tour the island, see the forts that were constructed in 1897, and take photographs from the bird blinds.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

August 14 - August 17
Students visit the Mystic Print Shop

Learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction using our historic printing presses.

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Arts on the Quad: Scarborough Fair: A Simon & Garfunkel Experience

August 16

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Antique Marine Engine Exposition

Rich Voss, volunteer for Mystic Seaport, operates a two-cylinder steam-powered Lingerwood Steering Engine at the Antique Marine Engine Exposition at Mystic Seaport. Photo Credit: Mystic Seaport

Join us for the largest antique marine engine show in the nation.

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For Kids: Nautical Night Out

August 23

Parents enjoy our Arts on the Quad performances while their children ages 6-12 participate in nautical games and activities.

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Arts on the Quad: Flock Theatre Richard II

August 23
Flock Logo

Pack your picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs and join us for the Arts on the Quad outdoor performance series!

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Stars Over Mystic: The Analemma

August 25

Did you ever notice that sundials don't always line up with the time on our watch or smartphone?

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September 2017

Sailing for Veterans

September 6 - October 25

Veterans will learn how to sail, have the opportunity to row a whaleboat and learn about the history of the sea

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Brilliant Sunset Sail

September 9
Schooner BRILLIANT at sea

Join us for a special members-only sunset sail onboard the Museum’s famous schooner, Brilliant.

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Farm to Hearth: The Original Slow Food Movement

September 9
An open hearth cooking demonstration at the Buckingham Hall House

An open-hearth cooking class that celebrates the original slow food movement, using fresh produce from our onsite historic garden.

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Brilliant Day Sail

September 10
Brilliant: Auxiliary Schooner

Come learn to sail a 61-foot schooner while cruising local waters.

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Coastweeks Regatta

September 17
Coastweeks Regatta

Watch rowers race along the Mystic River at our annual regatta.

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International Marine Art Exhibition and Sale

September 22, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Ian Hansen, "Ship Dreadnought," Oil, 36 x 24

The International is a juried show that showcases the most recent works of leading marine artists from around the world.

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By Land and By Sea: Antique Vehicle Show

September 24

See more than 100 antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles as they take over the grounds.

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