Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport to Open ‘The Art of Rowing’ Exhibition July 29

Mystic, Conn. (July 18, 2017) – The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is proud to present “The Art of Rowing,” an exhibition and sale of original works that opens July 29.

This year marks the 165th anniversary of Amer­ica’s oldest collegiate athletic competition: the Harvard-Yale Regatta, which took place for the first time in 1852 and is now rowed on the Thames River in New London, close to Mystic. The occasion became the inspiration for a show dedicated to rowing—not just competitive rowing, but to rowing in all its forms, whether for pleasure or for work.

“Given the large number of rowing devotees in New England, it was a natural decision to have a show at the Maritime Gallery devoted to rowing,” said Monique Foster, director of the Maritime Gallery. “In addition to exceptional art depicting competition, the show will offer artwork related to all types of rowing and we are excited to feature a broad range of media, artists, and subject matters.”

This show will offer new artworks for sale by, among others artists, Peter Arguimbau, Geoffrey Huband, Loretta Krupinski, David Bareford, Carolyn Hesse-Low, Neal Hughes, and Robert Lagasse.

The public is invited to an opening reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Saturday, July 29. RSVPs are encouraged.

“The Art of Rowing” will be open through September 17, the day of the annual Coastweeks Regatta at the Museum.

The Maritime Gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, please call the Gallery at 860.572.5388 or email gallery@mysticseaport.org

About the Maritime Gallery

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is the nation’s foremost gallery specializing in contemporary marine art and ship models. For more than 35 years, the Gallery has been privileged to exhibit the works of leading international maritime artists. Located at historic Mystic Seaport, the Gallery overlooks the beautiful Mystic River attracting art lovers and collectors from around the world. For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org/gallery.