The whaling industry was an important economic force in both the United States and Japan, but each society captured the subject matter very differently in art.
New Bedford Whaling Museum
The Artist Who Preserved the Vanishing Technology of Knots
Thou Shalt Knot at the New Bedford Whaling Museum celebrates the legacy of Clifford W. Ashley, artist and author of the most influential book on knots.
Conserving America’s Longest Painting, a 19th-Century Whaling Panorama
The New Bedford Whaling Museum is working to put the 1,275-foot “Whaling Voyage Round the World” panorama back on view.