Exhibitions

Moby-Dick by Janet Ball McGlinn

Janet (Ball) McGlinn (1915–88) was one of the most talented postwar artists working on Nantucket.  Her stunning print series, created in 1972 and first exhibited in 1980, vividly highlights key scenes and characters from Melville’s whaling epic Moby-Dick.

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Moby-Dick and Nantucket

Discover the story of Moby-Dick from  Melville’s visit to Nantucket in 1852 to the Pop Culture of Moby-Dick today.

Located in the Whaling Museum
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We all Speak Moby-Dick

Created as a student project by Nantucket High School students in collaboration with community members, this digital program presents a multilingual reading of Moby-Dick.

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Melville on Nantucket

This exhibition was structured around three themes:  Melville’s time on Nantucket, Moby-Dick and pop culture, and diversity onboard the Pequod.  Illustrated with objects from the NHA and private collections.

Appeared at Hadwen House
June – October 2019
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Mighty Misty Monster“The Mighty Misty Monster”

Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick and its endless possibilities for interpretation inspired needlework artist Susan Boardman’s series of embroidered narratives.

Appeared in Whaling Museum, Mezzanine Gallery
April–November 2015
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The Nantucket Historical Association preserves and interprets the history of Nantucket through its programs, collections, and properties, in order to promote the island’s significance and foster an appreciation of it among all audiences.

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