February 5 – May 15, 2016
Click the link to view related exhibit, Beyond Three Hundred Fathoms.Dark Water, Deep Treasures: The Art of Discovery features 21 paintings from the private collection of oceanographic explorer, Robert D. Ballard, PhD who discovered the wreck of the RMS Titanic in 1985. Dr. Ballard’s collection contains original works by National Geographic illustrators, Davis Meltzer and Robert Hynes; and California artist Ken Marschall whose paintings of Ballard’s discoveries have been used in numerous books. On display will be illustrations of deep water environments – hydrothermal vents, the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, as well as paintings of the USS Yorktown, PT-109, USS Quincy and other WWII battleships along with several paintings of Titanic. This is the first time that these unique works of art have been on display to the public.