New Bedford Whaling Museum
New Bedford, Massachusetts

To support The Wider World and Scrimshaw at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. This temporary traveling exhibition examines the global traditions of nineteenth-century carving that emerged alongside traditional maritime whaling routes connecting New England, Oceania, the Pacific Northwest, and the Arctic. Carvings from these regions are placed in conversation with “traditional” Yankee whaling scrimshaw to demonstrate cultural influence and to highlight hybrid objects and forms, as well as the global circulation of material, goods, and people along nineteenth-century whaling routes. A scholarly exhibition catalogue accompanies the exhibition.

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