Photo: Jeremy Dennis
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Whaling museum presents Shinnecock art exhibit

The Cold Spring Harbor Whaling Museum and Education Center is presenting a new exhibit featuring the Shinnecock Nation and its long history of fishing and whaling.

The exhibit combines historical pieces with contemporary artwork to explore Shinnecock perspectives on whales, as well as the history of Native involvement in the commercial whaling industry. Artwork from contemporary Shinnecock artists David Martine and Jeremy Dennis will be featured.

Virtual programs to go along with the exhibit begin on Feb. 17 with “On This Site – Fishing & Whaling Sites on Long Island” with Dennis, where he will discuss research of sacred and historical Indigenous sites and eight of his photographs that are currently on view at the museum. 

This exhibit is supported in part by Humanites NY and Suffolk County Office of Cultural Affairs.

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