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February 2017

Life in Balance: The Art of Nikki McClure

February 3, 2017 - June 1, 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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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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February 2018

Maritime Paintings at Ocean House

February 7 - June 5

The Maritime Gallery is pleased to exhibit a select group of paintings at the Ocean House in Watch Hill, RI.

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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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March 2018

Young Artists Exhibition and Sale

March 1 - March 30

For the second year in a row, the Maritime Gallery is hosting a Young Artists show.  This year’s artworks come from students from The Williams School in New London and Fitch High School in Groton. The show will be exhibited and for sale in the Maritime Gallery between March 1 and March 30. Pictured: Audrey Matson (The Williams School), Sandy Anchor, Digital Photo, 4 x 6

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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
Mystic Seaport is proud to offer Yoga in the Pingo in its new exhibition, “Murmur: Arctic Realities” with world renowned yoga instructor Coral Brown. Brown is pictured here in front of the "Murmur" sculpture. Photo: Joe Michael/Mystic Seaport

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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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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Members Tour: Curiosities from the Collections

March 24
Explore the Museum's collections with the Munson Institute

Be one of the first to enjoy the new “Cabinet of Curiosities: Unusual Objects from a Maritime Collection” tour, which will highlight some of our more unusual maritime collection items.

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Members’ Trip: Behind the Scenes at Yale University

March 28
The Vinland Map. Photo courtesy Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University.

Members are invited to an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

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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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Introduction to Coastal Navigation

April 14

This three-day workshop will provide a hands-on approach to determining your position using charts and features in the water and ashore.

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Book signing: Paul Krantz

April 14

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

April 14

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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Pirate Days

April 17 - April 18

Avast, ye hearties, Mystic Seaport’s Pirate Days bring a treasure trove of fun for the whole family.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 17
print shop

Adults sign up with your youngster and learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 18
print shop

Adults sign up with your youngster and learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction.

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Elizabeth Cottrell: Expedition to Arctic Volcanoes

April 19

Elizabeth will share her own experiences in the Arctic researching the awesome power and ancient wonders held within the earth.

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First Impressions Printing Workshop

April 19
print shop

Adults sign up with your youngster and learn a brief history of printing and get hands-on instruction.

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Lunars: Finding Longitude by Lunar Distances

April 21 - April 22

An intermediate level class in the famous method of finding longitude by observing the Moon’s angular separation from the Sun and bright stars.

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May 2018

Traditional Celestial Navigation using HO249

May 5 - May 6
Plath Sextant, 1930

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

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