JUXTAPOSITIONS SCULPTURES

JuxtapositionsHadwen House Garden, 96 Main Street June – December 2018

Juxtapositions, a seasonal exhibition of contemporary sculptures, will be on view at the Hadwen House garden beginning June 21. This...More Read more from Juxtapositions

1800 House

The Fine Art of Craft1800 House, 4 Mill Street June 14 – August 10, 2018

On June 14, the 1800 House will open The Fine Art of Craft, a special juried exhibition showcasing Nantucket-made decorative arts....More Read more from The Fine Art of Craft

Rights and Race Exhibition, Hadwen House, May 26-December 2018.

Rights and RaceHadwen HouseMay – December 2018

This exhibition explores the island’s long history of social justice, civil rights, and racial equality.More Read more from Rights and Race

Painting "Back of Nichols’ Barn, ’Sconset” by George Inness

Paintings from the Friends of the NHAWhaling Museum, Mezzanine GalleryMay – November 2018

This exhibition presents important paintings collected by the Friends of the NHA over the last three decades.More Read more from Paintings from the Friends of the NHA

Nantucket Town ClockWhaling Museum

From the Whaling Museum lobby up three stories to the rooftop belvedere, observe the intricate clockworks of Nantucket's 1881 town clock chime the hours. More Read more from Nantucket Town Clock

Fresnel LensWhaling Museum

The 1849 Sankaty Head Light Fresnel lens that once was a welcoming beacon for mariners up to 24 miles away now greets visitors in the Whaling Museum lobby.More Read more from Fresnel Lens

Gosnell HallWhaling Museum, Gosnell Hall

Look sharp, all of ye! There are whales here-abouts!More Read more from Gosnell Hall

The TimelineWhaling Museum, Entry Hall

Step back in time . . . Learn about Wampanaug life, Nantucket’s earliest settlers, the growth of Whaling, to today’s economy of tourism and building.More Read more from The Timeline

In the Fields (Study for the Cranberry Harvest-Island of Nantucket), oil on panel by J. Eastman Johnson.

Views from Town and Country from the NHA CollectionWhitney Gallery, Research Library

View a selection of landscape paintings from the NHA’s permanent collection on display in the Whitney Gallery at the Research Library.More Read more from Views from Town and Country from the NHA Collection

Whale EcologyWhaling Museum, Candle Factory

Explore a newly installed whale ecology interactive exhibit in the Whaling Museum Candle Factory and enjoy stunning underwater photography by Eric Savetsky throughout the museum.More Read more from Whale Ecology

Paintings from the Nantucket Art ColonyGreater LightMay 24 – December 2018

In partnership with the Artists Association of Nantucket, the NHA presents selected paintings from the Nantucket art colony artists, 1920 to 1940.More Read more from Paintings from the Nantucket Art Colony

Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle FactoryWhaling Museum, Candle Factory

The 1847 spermaceti-candle factory has been carefully restored to reveal significant elements of the original factory.More Read more from Hadwen & Barney Oil and Candle Factory

Decorative Arts GalleryWhaling Museum

On display are the some of the finest objects of decorative-arts from the NHA's collection.More Read more from Decorative Arts Gallery

Scrimshaw GalleryWhaling Museum

Representing over a century and a half of collecting are items from one of the most important collections in the world.More Read more from Scrimshaw Gallery

Boat Exhibition NHA

Nantucketers and Their BoatsWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryJune – December 2018

This major exhibition is an exploration of the ways islanders rely on the water for work, recreation, and connection to the broader world.More Read more from Nantucketers and Their Boats

Maria Mitchell

Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her LegacyWhaling Museum, Nantucket CornerApril 25 – December 2018

This exhibition celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Maria Mitchell—Nantucket native, educator, and the first female astronomer in America. A collaboration of the NHA and the Maria Mitchell Association. More Read more from Celebrating Maria Mitchell and Her Legacy

Out of the Box Exhibition

Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket StoriesWhaling Museum, McCausland GalleryMay–December 2017

Over 80 treasured artifacts—most rarely, if ever, displayed before—take center stage to illuminate the stories of Nantucket’s people over four centuries.More Read more from Out of the Box: Unpacking Nantucket Stories

Dear Absent Ones, the Seafaring Pinkhams Exhibit

“Dear Absent Ones”Whaling Museum, Nantucket CornerMarch–December 2017

Nantucket seafaring through the eyes of the Pinkhams, a local family whose sons and daughters went to sea over multiple generations. More Read more from “Dear Absent Ones”

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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