Anne Witty, assistant curator at Bowdoin’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum, served as guest curator for Mystic Seaport, The Museum of America and the Sea, in bringing to life the exhibition, Voyaging in the Wake of the Whalers, an exploration of America’s historic and contemporary relationship with whales and whaling.
“The stories in this exhibit braid together people, whales, history, and culture,” said Witty. “Here are tales of work and wonder, wealth and poverty, nature and society. Objects of work, struggle, and leisure. Images of violence and beauty, of forgotten people and lifeways that are strange to us today.” More about the exhibition here.