Tue
25

Saltwatercolors: An Exhibition of Whaling Artwork

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Tue 12:30 PM-Mon 8:30 PM

Cost: Free

Providence Public Library
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

Providence Journal Rhode Island Room (1st Floor)

Repeats every day on November, December every Sunday and every Monday and every Tuesday and every Thursday and every Friday and every Saturday until Wed Dec 31 2014 except Thu Nov 27 2014, Thu Dec 25 2014, Fri Dec 26 2014, Thu Jan 01 2015.
Thu, 2014-11-13 12:30 - Wed, 2014-12-31 20:30
Fri, 2014-11-14 12:30 - Thu, 2015-01-01 20:30
Sat, 2014-11-15 12:30 - Fri, 2015-01-02 20:30
Sun, 2014-11-16 12:30 - Sat, 2015-01-03 20:30
Mon, 2014-11-17 12:30 - Sun, 2015-01-04 20:30
Tue, 2014-11-18 12:30 - Mon, 2015-01-05 20:30
Thu, 2014-11-20 12:30 - Wed, 2015-01-07 20:30
Fri, 2014-11-21 12:30 - Thu, 2015-01-08 20:30
Sat, 2014-11-22 12:30 - Fri, 2015-01-09 20:30
Sun, 2014-11-23 12:30 - Sat, 2015-01-10 20:30
Mon, 2014-11-24 12:30 - Sun, 2015-01-11 20:30
Tue, 2014-11-25 12:30 - Mon, 2015-01-12 20:30
Fri, 2014-11-28 12:30 - Thu, 2015-01-15 20:30
Sat, 2014-11-29 12:30 - Fri, 2015-01-16 20:30
Sun, 2014-11-30 12:30 - Sat, 2015-01-17 20:30
Mon, 2014-12-01 12:30 - Sun, 2015-01-18 20:30
Tue, 2014-12-02 12:30 - Mon, 2015-01-19 20:30
Thu, 2014-12-04 12:30 - Wed, 2015-01-21 20:30
Fri, 2014-12-05 12:30 - Thu, 2015-01-22 20:30
Sat, 2014-12-06 12:30 - Fri, 2015-01-23 20:30
Sun, 2014-12-07 12:30 - Sat, 2015-01-24 20:30
Mon, 2014-12-08 12:30 - Sun, 2015-01-25 20:30
Tue, 2014-12-09 12:30 - Mon, 2015-01-26 20:30
Thu, 2014-12-11 12:30 - Wed, 2015-01-28 20:30
Fri, 2014-12-12 12:30 - Thu, 2015-01-29 20:30
Sat, 2014-12-13 12:30 - Fri, 2015-01-30 20:30
Sun, 2014-12-14 12:30 - Sat, 2015-01-31 20:30
Mon, 2014-12-15 12:30 - Sun, 2015-02-01 20:30
Tue, 2014-12-16 12:30 - Mon, 2015-02-02 20:30
Thu, 2014-12-18 12:30 - Wed, 2015-02-04 20:30
Fri, 2014-12-19 12:30 - Thu, 2015-02-05 20:30
Sat, 2014-12-20 12:30 - Fri, 2015-02-06 20:30
Sun, 2014-12-21 12:30 - Sat, 2015-02-07 20:30
Mon, 2014-12-22 12:30 - Sun, 2015-02-08 20:30
Tue, 2014-12-23 12:30 - Mon, 2015-02-09 20:30
Sat, 2014-12-27 12:30 - Fri, 2015-02-13 20:30
Sun, 2014-12-28 12:30 - Sat, 2015-02-14 20:30
Mon, 2014-12-29 12:30 - Sun, 2015-02-15 20:30
Tue, 2014-12-30 12:30 - Mon, 2015-02-16 20:30

SALTWATERCOLORS

This exhibition showcases art created by whalemen, in most cases onboard American whaling vessels. The success and growth of the whaling trade pushed the whales that remained further and further from New England ports. In order to continue hunting them, whalemen were forced to undertake longer voyages to more distant regions, many lasting multiple years. These extended trips offered greater leisure time, and many whalemen chose to fill that time in artistic pursuits. The results are on display.