Hone your drawing skills using historic objects and works of art with the Artists Association of Nantucket using the NHA's Whaling Museum as inspiration. Join AAN instructors for sketching classes featuring instruction in basic drawing elements including line, texture, shading, and composition.
You may bring your own supplies; a supply list will be provided at registration.
Register with AAN at www.nantucketarts.org or by phone at (508) 228-0722.
Winter Discovery Days
February 3 – March 28, 2014
Monday – Friday
3:00 – 5 P.M.
NHA Whaling Museum Discovery Room
(enter through Discovery Room door
13 Broad Street)
Discover the fun in Nantucket history with games, crafts, activities, stories, music and more!
Winter Discovery Days are made possible through a generous grant from the Nantucket Golf Club Foundation.
|February 3-7||Nantucket Wampanoag|
|February 10-14||February Holidays|
|February 17-21||Nantucket African Americans|
School Vacation Week
Animals of Nantucket
Special Extended Hours 1:00-5:00 P.M.
|March 3-7||Colonial Nantucket|
|March 10-14||“Green” Nantucket|
|March 17-21||Nantucket’s First Responders|
|March 24-28||Tony Sarg & Nantucket|
Whaling Museum Discovery Room
13 Broad Street
(enter through the Discovery Room)
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For more information, call (508) 228-1894.
Food for Thought Lecture Series
February 13 – May 1, 2014
Noon – 1 P.M.
Whaling Museum, 13 Broad St.
Our popular Food for Thought lecture series returns to the Whaling Museum for the 2014 season. Bring your brown bag lunch and join the fun!
The Food for Thought lecture series features authors, filmmakers, businesses, organizations, and public-interest groups who provide engaging lectures on timely topics related to Nantucket.
Thursday, February 13:
Black History Month Lecture “Annie Nahar: Untold Courage” with Fran Karttunen and Barbara White
This lecture will discuss the story of Annie Nahar, a Nantucket native who moved to New Orleans and educated newly freed slaves after the Civil War. Annie Nahar was a beneficiary of the struggle for racial integration of the Nantucket public schools that had been waged by Eunice Ross.
Thursday, February 20:
“Adventures on the High Seas: Sailing Across the Atlantic” with Alfie Sanford
Alfie Sanford has spent his life sailing, both coastal cruising and blue water passage-making. In 1986 Sanford acquired Impala, a sailboat he had admired as a child. Since then, he has sailed her 75,000 nautical miles, including the 2011 crossing of the Atlantic with four young Nantucketers, the focus of this presentation.
Thursday, February 27:
“Nantucket Wildfire Awareness” with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation
This multimedia presentation will focus on NCF's Wildfire Risk Reduction Program. Speaker Jim Lentowski is Executive Director of the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. Under his tutelage, the Foundation's land holdings have grown from 1,200 acres to 9,000 acres, 30% of the island.
Thursday, March 6:
“An Artist's Residency at the Vermont Studio Center” with Mary Emery
Mary Emery is the Curriculum Coordinator for the NHA's 1800 House Historic Arts & Crafts program. In this talk, she will reflect on her December 2013 artist residency at the Vermont Studio Center, a program in which fifty artists from around the world are awarded a month-long opportunity to explore an art medium while living at the center. Emery's focus during her residency was on Solar Plate Printmaking, a fairly recent development in the intaglio printmaking world. Emery will discuss the process and perform a small demonstration.
Thursday, March 13:
“Adventures Motorcycling Around the United States” with David Dunn
Dave Dunn is a travel writer and filmmaker from Nantucket Island. Dunn has traveled around the United States on his motorbike to some of the most forgotten cities and towns the country has to offer. Dunn continues to travel, documenting the places he goes and the people he meets. In this presentation, Dunn will share his experience in which he hopped on his motorbike and spent a month on the road in the middle of winter in an attempt to help others, followed by the series of unforgettable encounters that transpired.
Thursday, March 20:
“Behind the Scenes” with Jay Craven
Independent filmmaker Jay Craven has written, produced, and directed six feature films including Where the Rivers Flow North, A Stranger in the Kingdom, The Year That Trembled, Disappearances, and Northern Borders. His newest film, Peter and John, will begin filming on Nantucket beginning in April 2014. In this presentation, Craven will discuss his previous work as a director, and share behind-the-scenes information about his upcoming production on the island.
Thursday, March 27:
“Tracking the Nantucket Railroad” with Lee Saperstein
Lee Saperstein serves on the Committee of Roads and Right of Way, the Cemetery Commission, and has served as Secretary of the Article 68 Work Group, which worked on rules for applying fertilizer on Nantucket. For his presentation, Saperstein will share iconic photos and information about the now defunct Nantucket Railroad, and the latest developments on preserving its place in Nantucket’s history.
Food for Thought presentations for April-May 2014 to be
Check the NHA Calendar for more upcoming programs.