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Opening Reception | 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
Whitney Hansen
Susan Lazarus-Reimen
Barbara Maslen
Dave O
Sabina Streeter
Bob Weinstein

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.