MUSEUM EVENTS 2023
JANUARY EVENTS 2023
JANUARY EVENT/S 2023
ART OF THE SEA
Ships of the Sea is honored to present "Arthur Beaumont, Art of the Sea," a commemoration of Arthur Beaumont's (1890-1978) prestigious career as the official artist of the United States Fleet. This exhibition is on loan from The Irvine Museum.
FROM ART OF THE SEA:
"To the artist Arthur Beaumont (1890-1978), the sea and the vessels that sailed on it held endless fascination. Throughout his career, Beaumont sought to create an artistic record of the activities and accomplishments of the U.S. Navy, from the launching of the USS Constitution, to the fierce battles of World War II, to the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll, to the expeditions to the North and South Poles. His body of work includes numerous portraits of specific vessels, including mighty aircraft carriers and destroyers as well as personal yachts of presidents and celebrities. Beaumont aimed to portray not only admirals but also common sailors and soldiers, particularly for wartime commissions of artwork that was to appear in National Geographic Magazine. In 1958, he was named artist laureate of the U.S. Fleet. "
27 JANUARY 2023 - 18 JUNE 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: 27 JANUARY 2023
6:PM, FREE ADMISSION
FEBRUARY EVENTS 2023
VALENTINE COCKTAIL CLASS
We will begin with classic cocktails featuring vodka, tequila, and yo, ho, ho, - rum, and teach the tricks of the trade in upping the flavor profile and making the cocktail extra special. With plenty of space and an elite bar staff, you will learn hands-on how to impress your friends, guests, and even yourself! You will also go home with your own cocktail kit to hone your new skills.
THURSDAY, 9 FEB 2023
6 - 9 PM
TICKETS AT EVENTBRITE
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR SHIPS OF THE SEA MEMBERS!
APRIL EVENTS 2023
SPRING BREAK SAILORS
WE'LL BE BLUE WITHOUT YOU! So join us for Spring Break Sailors! FREE ADMISSION for two children when accompanied by one paying adult.
7-16 APRIL 2023
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (LAST ADMISSION: 4:15 PM)
MAY EVENTS 2023
LONG before rum was the mainstay beverage, beer was the standard provision for sailors. In fact, if you were a member of the early 17th century British Navy you were guaranteed ONE GALLON of beer per day!
Today, it's a craft beer world, but there are so many different options! Learn all the different styles from an industry expert. We will also dive into the ways the beers are made--in case you are homebrewer in the making!
THURSDAY, 18 MAY 2023
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT EVENTBRITE
SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR MEMBERS!
JUNE EVENTS 2023
BY ROBERT MORRIS
After 20 years of creating maritime art and messaging in Savannah, Robert Claiborne Morris, Jr, the outgoing Chief Communications Officer for the Georgia Ports Authority, will open his new show, “Outward Bound”, at the Ships of the Sea Musuem in June of 2023. After three previous exhibitions at Ships of the Sea Museum and numerous other one-man shows at museums and galleries across the country, including the Telfair Museum, the Cincinnati Museum of Art, and the King Center for Non Violent Social Change, Morris seeks to fuse his unique perspective as a longtime executive for the nation’s fastest growing port here in Savannah and his new life aboard “Grace”, the Swedish Storebro Royal Cruiser 34 into his latest work. The signature piece for the show, “Outward Bound”, is reflective of the nautical expression used to describe ships leaving the safety of harbor for the promise and adventure of the open seas and the famed survival course Morris attended as a teenager where he learned to employ the discipline of mind, body and soul to overcome extreme conditions. “I hope this latest body of work takes the viewer into a closer even more intimate relationship with the sea around us than my previous work. I have literally set sail from the safe harbor I once knew into a phantasmagoric world of color, illusion and metaphor.”
30 JUNE 2023 - 31 DEC 2023
OPENING RECEPTION: 30 JUNE 2023
6:00 PM FREE ADMISSION!
(Image: New Dawn, by Robert Morris)