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Friday, May 24. 5 to 7pm.
Maritime industries of the 19th and early 20th centuries took Vineyarders to distant reaches of the planet. Chasing whales and shipping goods, they traveled the world’s oceans from the Atlantic to the South Pacific and the frigid Arctic, stopping at nearly every island along the way. Often sailors and whalers would bring home souvenirs of these far-flung ports they visited for their friends and family.
In this exhibit, we explore three different geographic regions visited by Vineyard mariners: East Asia, the Pacific Islands, and the Far North. The objects they brought home as souvenirs serve as documents of encounter, but also documents of cultures irrevocably changed by these maritime industries.
Join us for an opening reception, and help unveil this exhibit. Refreshments will be served.
Free for Members/$7 for non-Members.
Friday, May 31. 7:30 to 9:30pm.
PechaKucha Night was devised in Japan in 2003 as an event for young designers to meet, network, and show their work in public. It has turned into a massive celebration, with events happening in hundreds of cities around the world, inspiring creatives worldwide. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for the sound of "chit chat", it rests on a presentation format that is based on a simple idea: 20 images at 20 seconds each. It's a format that makes presentations concise, and keeps things moving at a rapid pace. We invite the public to make their own presentations on a topic of their choice.
Reservations are required if you'd like to present. Call Jessica at 508-627-4441 x117 or e-mail email@example.com.
Free and open to all. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Thursday, June 6. 3 to 4pm.
Join the Museum staff and tour the current exhibits on display. Learn about upcoming events and ways to get more involved as the summer begins.
Refreshments will be served.
Friday, June 14. 5 to 7pm.
Celebrate the summer season with a reception on the lawn and the opening of a new exhibit, "Ladies of the Sea: Tull, Treat, and Jernegan." Explore three artists who drew their inspiration, even materials, from the ocean around them. Nan Tull's watercolors of local shells, Rose Treat's seaweed portraits, and Laura Jernegan's collections of pressed seaweed will be featured in this exhibition.
The 18th century Cooke family home will also open for the season.
Tuesday, June 18. 5:30 to 7pm.
Bob Frishman, owner of Bell-Time Clocks, has been collecting fine art images containing clocks for many years. From Van Gogh to Dali, Titian, Homer, Magritte, Hopper and Rockwell, these artworks often are familiar to art lovers but have not often been joined together in this way. Images from more than five centuries will be projected and described in an educational and entertaining combination of art and clock histories.
$8 for Members/$12 for non-Members.
Saturday, June 22. 9:30am to 3pm.
Join us for part or all of this growing Museum tradition:
House Tour Patrons' Brunch - 9:30am - 11am, Private Vineyard Haven Home. Enjoy mimosas and brunch at a private Vineyard Haven home, attend the restoration talk, and enjoy the five houses on tour.
$100 per person. Call Jessica, 508-627-4441 x117 to reserve.
Brian Cooper presents, "Historic Restoration" - 11am - 12pm, Katharine Cornell Theater. With an introduction from Hutker Architects, Brian Cooper of Early New England Restorations will discuss the process of restoring historic homes. Cooper is working with Sheriff's Meadow Foundation to restore the Hancock-Mitchell House, the second oldest house on the Island, at Quansoo Farm. He has been involved in countless other historical restoration projects.
$15 lecture only. $45 lecture & house tour.
Vineyard Haven House Tour - 12pm - 3pm, starting at the Katharine Cornell Theater. Ever driven down William Street and marveled at the historic homes and exquisite architecture? Now is your chance to get a better look. Five homes will be open on William and Main Street for touring, and guests are invited to finish their tour with lemonade, and cookies at the last house.
$35 tour only. $45 restoration talk & tour. Call Jessica, 508-627-4441 x117 to reserve. Purchase tickets outside the Katharine Cornell Theater.
Saturday, June 29. 6 to 9:30pm.
Join us in celebrating the Museum's 90th birthday at the 15th annual gala under a tent overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor. Experience an atmosphere inspired by the Museum's latest exhibition, "A Taste for the Exotic: Mementos from Around the Globe," bid on silent auction items, and enjoy a fabulous buffet dinner all while supporting the Museum.
$200 per person. Reservations required. Call Jessica, 508-627-4441 x117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking will take place at the MV Regional High School with shuttles running to and from the property all night. A limited number of reservation-only handicap spots will be available at the top of the hill on the property. Call 508-627-4441 x117 to reserve.