The Egan Maritime Foundation

The Egan Maritime Foundation, co-sponsored with Nantucket Angler’s Club,
will open an exhibit in May 2006 concerning fishing on and around Nantucket entitled:

LIFE ON THE LINE:
THREE CENTURIES OF FISHING NANTUCKET

Topics will include but not limited to:
DORY FISHING
EEL FISHING
QUAHOGING
SCALLOPING
CRABBING
RECREATIONAL FISHING
FLY-FISHING
COMMERCIAL FISHING

We seek:
ARTIFACTS
PHOTOGRAPHS
PERSONAL STORIES
Please call Jascin Leonardo Finger, Curator, at 508-228-2505
or email: jfinger@eganmaritime.org
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2005 SPECIAL EXHIBIT
Presented with the
ARTISTS’ ASSOCIATION of NANTUCKET

The Art Colony on Nantucket:
60 Years of Contemporary Art
Anne Ramsdell Congdon, From Monomoy, ca. 1940.
Oil on panel. Collection of Artists’ Association of Nantucket.
NOW OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY UNTIL LATE SPRING 2006
PLEASE CALL 508-228-2505 FOR AN APPOINTMENT

Free admission

Today there are over fifty art galleries on Nantucket, but in 1945 there was one…a cooperative that represented the island’s wealth of talent. From this small beginning, nurtured by the Artist’s Association of Nantucket and the 45 Group of modernists, one of the country’s oldest, most successful artist colonies survived and flourished. Featuring art, artifacts, and photographs from the Artists’ Association of Nantucket’s Permanent Collection of 600+ works, the exhibit tells the story of figures like Frank Swift Chase, Ruth Haviland Sutton, C. Robert Perrin, Philip Burnham Hicken, Pat Gardner and Sybil Goldsmith and it reveals their role in recent history (1945-present).