The Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum may have shaken up its board, but they’re ultimately getting back to basics.
“Sea and Sky,” an exhibition exploring the texture, color and layering of the two most fundamental elements of the East End, will open with a reception on Friday, June 22, at the Sag Harbor museum, ringing in a new era with classic themes.
“We’re trying to promote local artists and keep with the theme of the Whaling Museum as best as possible, and I think we found a really good balance,” board member Kathie Russo said. “It’s great to see contemporary art in this old house with artifacts from the whaling days, but yet, somehow it works.”
On Friday morning, exhibiting artist Paton Miller admitted he hadn’t visited the museum in some time — at least not recently enough to decide which of his pieces would be on view alongside Scott Bluedorn and Whitney B. Hansen.