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Whale Stranding: Daniel Ranalli

May 25 - November 5

This exhibit will be viewed from May 25 to November 5 in the museum’s Upper-Level Gallery.

Whale Stranding features works by Massachusetts artist Daniel Ranalli that visually interpret historical whale strandings and “drivings.” The artist has been fascinated by the subject since he observed a stranding firsthand in 1991 at Wellfleet. Along with an exploration of the larger context around the environmental impact of strandings, curators also set Ranalli’s art in conversation with items from the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s historical collections, including photographs and stereoviews of whale strandings, illustrated logbooks from whaling voyages, and original whale stamps used on those voyages.


New Bedford Whaling Museum
18 Johnny Cake Hill
New Bedford, MA United States
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