The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America


The New-York Historical Society holds an important collection of marine paintings and maritime artifacts; a reflection of the fact that the early history and culture of the United States are closely bound to the Atlantic and the eastern seaboard of North America. More than fifty paintings ranging in date from 1750 to 1904 and a medley of maritime artifacts have been selected for The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America, offering audiences a rich trove of maritime works set in a meaningful historical and cultural narrative. Many of these works have not been displayed for decades and will surely delight new audiences and surprise both art and maritime historians.

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Tour Schedule

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Venue Dates
The Baker Museum (Naples, FL) April 19 – July 6, 2014
Portland Museum of Art (Portland, ME) January – May 2015
Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury, CT) June 6 – July 12, 2015
New York State Museum (Albany, NY) October 24, 2015 – February 22, 2016



An illustrated catalogue accompanies this show featuring an essay by curator Linda S. Ferber which places the works within their wider historical and cultural narrative.

Creative: Tronvig Group