Curated by Richard Doctorow and Donald Sultan
Opening Reception: Saturday, August 5th from 6:00 to 8:00pm.
Super Models will feature 15 ship and boat models from the collection of the Sag Harbor Whaling & Historical Museum – the most ever displayed at one time in our 80-year history. Ranging in size from just 8 inches to over five feet in length, the show includes models of whale ships, steam boats, merchant ships, war ships and others. Many of the models are 19th century “sailor’s models” – models that were built on board ships by sailors in their spare time.
Exhibited along with the models are works by contemporary local artists, who have used the models as their inspiration to explore Long Island’s maritime heritage, and examine what these vessels might have meant to Sag Harbor’s citizens at a time when the village was home to the largest whaling fleet in New York State. Artists include Michael A. Butler, Vito DeVito and Dan Welden, Terry Elkins, Jim Gingerich and Patton Miller. All artworks are available for purchase; proceeds benefit The Museum.
The show is curated by artist Donald Sultan and Museum Collections Manager Richard Doctorow.