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After 20 years of creating maritime art and messaging, Robert Morris will open his new show, Outward Bound, at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum


Just over a year after departing the Georgia Ports Authority, Robert Morris draws artistic inspiration from the vessels with which he is so familiar.

Morris’ exhibit Outward Bound will premiere at Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum with a cocktail party on October 11. The party is free and open to the public and will feature a cash bar.

With this exhibit, 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”, his Swedish Storebro Royal Cruiser 34, into his latest work.

“For 20 years I had the honor of helping to create the message for the annual State of the Port, and today I have the opportunity to provide viewers a different perspective that hopefully helps to capture the beauty, integrity and transcendence of life and commerce along the Savannah River,” said Morris.

According to Morris, “The term ‘outward bound’ is the expression of a vessel leaving or going into the great unknown. There’s something about seeing that ship disappear. I think everybody who’s standing on River Street and sees one of those big ships leave, a part of them goes with it.”

“We are delighted to open Outward Bound during Savannah’s annual State of the Port week,” said Ships of the Sea’s executive director, Molly Taylor. “Robert puts forward an evocative perspective that will intrigue the international maritime community in town for the annual event, while offering Savannahians a fresh viewpoint of the mighty ships we see every day.”

The party begins on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public, but RSVPs can be made in advance through Eventbrite. RSVPs are not required but are preferred.

Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum members will receive a free signature cocktail! Members, please RSVP to Become a Ships of the Sea member today at: Memberships | ships-of-the-sea.

The exhibition will run through March 2024. 

Painting materials on a table
Blue boat over water painting
Robert Claiborne Morris
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