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MUSEUM EVENTS 2024

MAY EVENTS 2024

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CELESTIAL SEAFARERS

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum will mark its inaugural “Maritime Day Celebration” with a light and sound festival entitled “Celestial Seafarers” to be held on May 22 and May 23 featuring local artists. The event is in celebration of National Maritime Day, a day of honor that marks the launch of the Steamship Savannah from Savannah in 1819. It was the first ever transoceanic voyage under sail and steam power.

 

This two-day festival will feature artists’ installations throughout the gardens as well as inside the Scarbrough House. Sail away with us and immerse yourself in a unique experience from the moment you enter the gardens to when you step inside the museum!

 

Artists included are Marcus Kenney, Todd Schroeder, Abby Portner, Greg Finger, Will Penny, Kevin Kirkwood, and more.

Click here for more information!

 

WEDNESDAY, 22 MAY 2024

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THURSDAY, 23 MAY 2024

7:30 - 10:30PM

$20 GENERAL ADMISSION

$60 VIP ADMISSION

FREE FOR MEMBERS

(MEMBERS RECEIVE VIP STATUS)

MARCH EVENTS 2024

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GARDEN CRAWL

Sip on a beverage whilst guided through one of Savannah’s most beautiful gardenscapes. This one-of-a-kind arboriculture experience will include special speakers, free drinks, and after hour museum tours. Learn about your local trees and make new friends!


Drinks, Canopy Tour, and Museum tours all included with ticket price.

WEDNESDAY, 13 MARCH 2024

$10 ADMISSION

5:30 - 7:30PM

FEBRUARY EVENTS 2024

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SUPER MUSEUM SUNDAY

Explore Savannah’s rich seafaring history at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. Located inside one of the most beautiful 19th-century mansions in Historic Savannah and surrounded by large private gardens, Ships of the Sea invites you to sail into the great era of Atlantic travel and learn the stories of Savannah’s nautical past and present.

SUNDAY, 11 FEB 2024

FREE ADMISSION

12 - 4 PM

CURRENT EXHIBITIONS 2024

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OUTWARD BOUND
BY ROBERT MORRIS

After 20 years of creating maritime art and messaging in Savannah, Robert Claiborne Morris, Jr, the retired Chief Communications Officer for the Georgia Ports Authority, will open his new show, “Outward Bound”, at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in October 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 Nonviolent 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.” 

OCT 2023 - MAR 2024

Opening Celebration with the Artist

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11 2023

5:30 PM , FREE ADMISSION

Cash bar available

(Image: New Dawn, by Robert Morris)

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