Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum is partnering with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival for the first time ever to host a special exhibit aboard the Yorktown May 25 through June 10.
The display, “Art and Music in Times of War,” will feature mixed media selections inspired by historic wartime events and people, including original paintings, prints, photography, vintage posters and ship/aircraft models.
Open from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., the exhibit can be seen with regular admission tickets during normal business hours and will cost $7 after 6:30 p.m.
“We are excited to partner with the Piccolo Spoleto Festival to share the ‘softer side’ of “The Fighting Lady,’” said Patriots Point Executive Director Mac Burdette. “Although artists’ renderings and models of war ships and their weapons are not commonly on display in art galleries, they are true works of art. The display, ‘Art and Music in Times of War,’ will provide a special opportunity for us to showcase some of our most valuable artifacts for a limited time – including Steichen photographs, original work by Raymond Massey and Carl Evers, and the life-size portrait of General George S. Patton made famous by the movie ‘Patton.’”
Edward Steichen was a photographer for the Condé Nast magazines Vogue and Vanity Fair from 1923–1938. He served as a member of the American Photographic Division in France during World War I and offered expert guidance in all matters of aerial photography.
During World War II, Steichen served as the director of the U.S. Naval Photographic Institute. Steichen is widely recognized as one of the most famous photographers in the history of American art.
Raymond Massey is an artist, known for his meticulous recreations of significant marine historical events. He was named a “fellow” in the American Society of Marine Artists and his art hangs in some of the most prestigious museum and corporate collections in America.
Carl Evers distinguished himself as one of the finest marine artists of the 20th century. His ability to capture water in motion and attention to detail gave his paintings a vibrancy that few artists could rival.
In addition to the artwork on display, Patriots Point will host two special events that are open to the public.
At 2 p.m. May 27, Patriots Point will present an inspiring concert from the popular 282nd U.S. Army Band based at Fort Jackson in Columbia. The band frequently performs for the public; and its repertoire includes concert band, ceremonial band, marching band, rock and country, jazz band and brass quartet pieces.
Admission to performance is free with purchase of regular Patriots Point admission ticket.
Also, from 6:30-9 p.m. June 8, enjoy live music. light refreshment, mixed media artwork by teenage artists Jess Catoe, and an interview with George Patton “Pat” Waters on the life and times of this grandfather, Gen. George Patton
Tickets are $7 and must be purchased by 8 p.m. that evening for access to the exhibit and special event.
For more information, contact Ashley Smith at 881-5984.