OPEN DAILY 9:30 to 5
Daisy Braun, a featured artist in Uncharted: Maine Artists | Maine Waters exhibition series, will discuss her inspirations and process in designing her current installation, Meeting the Current. Daisy's monumental sculptures inspired by microscopic plankton species brings attention to the delicate balance of ocean eco-systems and our dependence on their survival. Her creativity is inspired by conversations with real-world conservation and oceanographic scientists studying the Gulf of Maine.
Join us in the historic Percy & Small Shipyard at the museum for our third-annual outdoor Adirondack chair class! Learn to build your own Adirondack chair using the same cedar that the Boatshop uses to plank boats. Bring a lunch or grab a bite at the Sail Shed and spend the day building, then end the day enjoying the breeze off the Kennebec while you kick back in your new chair. No woodworking experience is necessary, just a willingness to work hard and a love of comfortable chairs. Cost: members $225, nonmember $245
Diana Greenwald, Lunder Curator of American Art at the Smithsonian's Freer & Sackler Galleries, and former Curator of American Art at Portland Museum of Art, will discuss the importance of the Maine coast in inspiring Winslow Homer's prints and paintings and the impact his artist had in shaping the legacy of American art.
Julia Hansen survived the famous shipwreck of the transatlantic passenger vessel, Andrea Doria, in 1956. In addition to sharing the history of this passenger vessel, Julia will recount her personal story of being rescued at sea as a young girl and provide insights to the bygone era of Atlantic passenger travel.