"Scrimshanders: The History and Art of Scrimshaw" by David Lazarus

"Scrimshanders: The History and Art of Scrimshaw" by David Lazarus

Public Lecture

Whale's tooth, scrimshaw, 1850-1890, Ivory, black ink. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Colonel Henry O. Havemeyer, 1981.33

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. 

$5 general public, free for members
This event is in conjunction with the exhibition The Coast & the Sea: Marine and Maritime Art in America.

What & When

February 15

7 p.m.to 8 p.m. - Pre-party and cocktail hour for #PMAbash Host Committee with artists from the 2018 Portland Museum of Art Biennial

8 p.m. to 10 p.m. - 2018 Winter Bash

Questions about the bash?

For more information, or to purchase tickets over the phone, please contact Ashleigh Hill, Special Events and Stewardship Associate at (207) 494-5346.