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Mailing Whaling – Postcards & Stamps from Around the World


Mailing Whaling – Postcards & Stamps from Around the World

Curated by Richard Doctorow

JUNE 21 - July 21, 2019

Opening Reception: Friday, June 21st, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

“Thar She Blows!!” – Where? In your mailbox! Sometimes, you can find whaling history in the most unexpected of places. MAILING WHALING features dozens of 20th century whaling-themed stamps and postcards from around the world that feature whaling men, whaling ships, whaling tools and whaling scenes - including a series of postcards recording the taking of a whale off East Hampton in 1907.

The exhibit also includes contemporary artwork inspired by the stamps, postcards and Sag Harbor’s glorious whaling history, by the following artists:

Robert Carioscia
Grover Gatgewood
Susan Lazarus-Reimen
Barbara Maslen
Dave O
Sabina Streeter
Bob Weinstein


Limited Edition Print Now Available!

Artist Bob Weinstein has created a special print as part of the Mailing Whaling show. A limited edition of 10, each print is hand numbered and signed by the artist. Printed on 22” x 28" archival paper, and available for $1,250.00 unframed, all proceeds will go directly to The Museum.

  • Limited edition of 10

  • Hand Numbered and Signed

  • Multi-colored print on archival paper

  • 22" x 28"

Call or email the Museum at 631.725.0770 or to reserve yours today!

This exhibit is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and administered by The Huntington Arts Council.