Join your mates for a frosty pint, and discuss how chuffed you are for Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection. We'll have Celtic music and sea shanties by The Galley Rats, a trivia quiz hosted by Sean Higgins, and beer tasting with Rising Tide Brewery, Foundation Brewing Company and Bunker Brewing Company.
Join Ted Connelly on a tour through the works of Treasures of British Art 1400-2000: The Berger Collection, which features the most significant private collection of British art in the United States. Spanning six centuries, this exhibition presents 50 masterpieces from this collection in a variety of subjects, styles, and eras. It is truly one of the most unique private collections in the world.
The War of 1812 created many fortunes in Maine, and in Portland in particular, through such lucrative trades such as shipbuilding, blockade running, privateering and smuggling. But in the years leading up to the war, fortunes were lost by men such as Hugh McLellan, when trade collapsed under pressure from Great Britain and France. The PMA and Maine Maritime Museum collaborate on this illustrated presentation about the naval War of 1812 in Maine, using works from the Maine Maritime Museum’s collection as examples. Speaker James L.
David Lazarus, artist and scrimshaw carver from Nantucket, gives a talk on scrimshaw carving, discussing everything from Nantucket’s extensive history of carving to modern ecological concerns over the importation of ivory and use of alternative materials.