Maritime artwork exhibition at State Museum
The exhibition, “The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America,” featuring a variety of artwork from the New York Historical Society, is on display at the State Museum West Gallery, Empire State Plaza, 260 Madison Ave., Albany, through Feb. 21.
The exhibit features more than 50 paintings, many of which depict state scenes, including the Port of New York and the Hudson River. Ranging in date from 1750 to 1904, paintings are by eminent artists including Thomas Birch, John Frederick Kensett, J. Francis Silva, and Carlton T. Chapman.
Several maritime artifacts are also on exhibit, including an engraved whale’s tooth scrimshaw from the mid-19th century and a silver presentation tureen commemorating acts of bravery during the War of 1812.
Admission is free. Donations are accepted at the door. Parking is available in the two lots adjacent to the Museum, both off of Madison Avenue.
Parking in these lots is free after 2 p.m. and on weekends. For information, go to http://www.nysm.nysed.gov/ or call 518-474-5877
Gloria MazurePost Author
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