Featured in the Vineyard Gazette: August 15, 2023

Scrimshaw Show Brings Old and New Together at the Carnegie, Louisa Hufstader

Scrimshaw, the centuries-old art of decorating ivory and bone from sea creatures, is getting a new appreciation at the Carnegie Heritage Center in Edgartown.

On display through early October, the Vineyard Preservation Trust’s show Living Landmarks: Scrimshaw is a dual exhibition that highlights both the vintage creations of whalers at sea and contemporary work by Vineyard Haven-based artist Darrel Morris.

“There’s been carving on bone from multiple other cultures but this is the only one that had to do with ships and whaling,” said historian Matthew Stackpole, who worked with Carnegie program director Sissy Biggers to catalog the preservation trust’s collection and curate the historic scrimshaw in the show.

Read more at The Vineyard Gazette HERE.

This event is located at:
58 North Water Street
Edgartown, MA
Public street parking