For Immediate Release
Lyman Allyn Art Museum Opens Two New Whaling Exhibitions
September 10, 2013
Lyman Allyn Art Museum
Press Contact: Carrie Ermler, Director of Development
Lyman Allyn Art Museum announces two new exhibitions to celebrate the year of the Charles W. Morgan. Greasy Luck: The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan and Milloff’s Melville: An Artist Renders the Whale open with a reception for the public on Saturday, September 21, 2013.
Greasy Luck: The Whaling World of the Charles W. Morgan
Greasy Luck is an academic year-long exhibition designed to support the K-12 public school curriculum standards while celebrating how whaling—its myths and reality, risk and reward—left its mark on Connecticut and American identity. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced that the academic year beginning in September 2013 will be dedicated to the Charles W. Morgan, the world’s last wooden whaleship, which was recently restored by the master craftsmen of Mystic Seaport Museum. During the 2013-to-2014 academic year, Connecticut students will learn more about the state’s whaling history and its historical ties with the sea. [Read more…]