Seizing The Moment Exhibition

A new exhibition called 'Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography’ opens at The Mariners’ Museum & Park

 
Tusitalia  Cutting through Waves in Open Water   ,  1925  Morris Rosenfeld  © The Mariners’ Museum, Horace Havemeyer III Collection

Tusitalia Cutting through Waves in Open Water, 1925

Morris Rosenfeld

© The Mariners’ Museum, Horace Havemeyer III Collection

 

Famed American yachting photographer Morris Rosenfeld once worked alongside Edwin Levick; together both covering "on-the-water action." On the 23rd February 2019, The Mariners' Museum & Park, in Virginia (US), will open their 20th-century works in a new exhibition called 'Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography.'


Fishing Schooner  , ca. 1915  Edwin Levick  © The Mariners’ Museum, Horace Havemeyer III Collection

Fishing Schooner, ca. 1915

Edwin Levick

© The Mariners’ Museum, Horace Havemeyer III Collection



The Mariners' Museum will show, for the first time, The Horace Havemeyer III Collection alongside contemporary photographers to explore the evolution of action photography. The exhibition intends to provide visitors with examples of different approaches in capturing motion on the water, from documentary to artistic perspectives.

In 2015 Eugenie C. Havemeyer, President of the design and architecture magazine Metropolis, gifted a collection of photographs that had been passed down through the Havemeyer family to The Mariners' Museum, making this exhibition possible. The photographs were once purchased from Levick by avid sailor and New York resident, Horace Havemeyer, whose grandson went on to found the cutting edge publication Metropolis.

Find out more about this exhibition here.


EXHIBITION EVENTS

Members Preview

Friday, February 22, 2019 • 7:00 PM
Huntington Room at The Mariners’ Museum and Park

Mariners’ Museum Members are invited to join us for the exclusive Members-only preview of our new exhibition Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography. Celebrate the opening of this exhibition with 2013 Timothea Larr Award-winner and author John Rousmaniere. Rousmaniere will be sharing his sailing experiences and his book Sleek: Classic Images from the Rosenfeld Collection. Includes light hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket per person, with cash bar to follow. Business casual attire. Limited space available. Please enter through Business Entrance.

MarinersMuseum.org/RSVP or call (757) 591-5129 to RSVP by February 14, 2019


Photography Meets Seamanship

Saturday, February 23, 2019 • 1:00 PM
Free for Members • Free with $1 Museum admission for guests

A sailor with many thousands of miles of salt water in his wake, John Rousmaniere is a noted authority on boats. In conjunction with Seizing the Moment: The Evolution of Action Photography, the Museum’s newest exhibit, Rousmaniere will showcase his books including the storm classic Fastnet, Force 10 and a widely heralded manual, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship. John is also a skilled amateur photographer, having written two books on the famous Rosenfeld Collection (one titled Sleek). During this presentation, Rousmaniere will show classic photos of boats in distress or triumph, he will comment on them both as art and as guides to good (and bad) seamanship.


Safety at Sea Seminar

Sunday, February 24, 2019 • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
$150 for guests; $135 for Members
EARLY BIRD PRICE (through January 31): $130 for guests; $115 for Members

Join us for a day-long Safety at Sea Seminar designed and conducted by some of the leaders in the field of boating safety. The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike with the information and skills required to sail the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handle heavy weather, conduct rescue procedures, and much more. Participants will receive Near-Coastal Safety at Sea certification from US Sailing. This seminar is the most comprehensive safety at sea program offered in the Hampton Roads area. Safety at Sea is open to all cruising and racing skippers, crews & their families, recreational boaters, as well as commercial mariners.

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