What if what you thought you knew…was wrong? Museums are a trusted source of knowledge around the world and we always do our best to continue learning and researching our Collection to ensure that our records reflect the correct story behind an object or a work of art, but sometimes we get it wrong. When we find this out, we get the opportunity to read, research, and re-catalog, to learn something new and start fresh.
In this unique three-part episode of Beyond the Frame, follow along on the journey of re-attributing a stunning America’s Cup race portrayal by famous maritime artist James Edward Buttersworth. From discovering the mistake to determining its new attribution, and the new story that the piece holds, join us as we uncover the truth behind this painting. Stay tuned through the whole episode to see an exclusive behind-the-scenes interview with Curator of Maritime History and Culture and Director of the Ifland Center for Exploration, Jeanne Willoz-Egnor, as she dives into this exciting find!