30 July 2009

Folks Talk About Mary Whalen Tanker at Waterfront Museum Tonight

Tonight, at the Waterfront Museum in Red Hook, PortSide's director Carolina Salguero and designer Tim Ventimiglia will talk about plans for Atlantic Basin and the Oil Tanker Mary A. Whalen.

They'll recount the history of a 1930's coastal tanker--featured often on this blog-- and "outline their vision for the ship as a platform for educational programming, exhibits and events and for the maritime hub in Atlantic Basin that will be her home. Based in Red Hook where the ship was built, the Mary A. Whalen has been host to a range of innovative programs including the first-ever performance of a live opera in a working container port. Over the last two years, thirty design students from the Parsons School of Design have been exploring creative ways to transform the ship, re-program its cargo holds and upper deck to interpret a wide range of waterfront themes.

For more info see www.waterfrontmuseum.org and www.portsidenewyork.org.

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