Extreme Deep – New Exhibition

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Looking for something fun to do with the family (or by yourself) this summer?  We have a new exhibition that explores the mysteries of the deep, Extreme Deep:  Mission to the Abyss.  It opened May 16 and will remain here until September 7.

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Buttersworth Exhibition Closing

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For those who are interested in viewing our Buttersworth Exhibition, B is for Buttersworth, F is for Forgery, you only have a few more weeks to do so!

The last day for the exhibition will be Sunday, April 26, 2015.  It has enjoyed great success with our visitors who are determined to figure out which painting is the forgery!  It’s also allowed people to truly appreciate the wonderful works of art created by James Buttersworth.  So don’t forget to stop by and check them out before the 26th!

The Return of Columbus

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After being on loan for a year, our painting of Christopher Columbus painted ca 1910 by Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida has returned!!

The painting has been traveling with the Sorolla & American exhibition that was organized by the Meadows Museum in Dallas, Texas.  After going to the Meadows Museum, it went to the San Diego Museum of Art and then to Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid.  No matter how hard I tried, I could not convince them to send me with the painting to Madrid.  Shucks!!   Read more

B is for Buttersworth

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Although I am a little late with the announcement, we recently had a new art exhibition open, titled “B is for Buttersworth F is for Forgery“.

The idea is that you can wander around the gallery enjoying the art of James Edward Buttersworth, who was a fantastic maritime artist, while also trying to see if you can spot which is the forgery, for there is only one.   Read more

Loaning Objects to Jamestown

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We are frequently dealing with loans, whether objects are being sent to other places or coming in for an exhibition we are planning.  This summer has been especially busy as we have had several large loans, which are very time-consuming.  This week we brought several large objects to Jamestown that will be used in an upcoming exhibition about the Chesapeake Bay.  This includes two boats, oyster tongs, a culling board and a frame saw.  The end of the tongs and saw can be seen in the pictures below.

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