EcoArts & the Maine Maritime Museum present:
‘SeaChange: Darkness & Light in the Gulf of Maine’
February 3, 2023 – December 31, 2023
This exhibit is intended as a voyage through time. It is about our planet, Planet Earth, and specifically about the Gulf of Maine, which is warming faster than 96% of all the world’s ocean.
With a mission that informs art with science, science with art, to promote conservation and activism for worthy environmental causes, Gulf of Maine EcoArts has partnered with Maine Maritime Museum to create a year-long art and natural science exhibition.
Entering the underwater world of an ‘immersive’ art installation with a narrative that begins before modern human impact began taking its toll, visitors will encounter the voices and figures of our neighbors living under the waves, eighteen humans who represent solution and hope, and scenes ranging from a dark and climate-challenged world to a light and magical underwater mountain range called Cashes Ledge, needing permanent protection.
Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street
Bath, ME 04530
Hours & Fees
Open 9:30am – 5pm daily
Child (17 & under): Free
February 1 – March 31: Free admission on weekends
Left: THE LIGHT – Cashes Ledge Ammen Rock kelp forest; Joe Hemes enlarged Comb Jellies and Coccolithophore.
Making art, and out of the activity of making art, awakening a sense of connection–to the teeming life in the Gulf of Maine, to the science and the scientists who are busy seeking ways to sustain that life, to the students, teachers, climate activists, and fellow artists who are collectively inviting us to take up our destiny as stewards—this is what the project is all about.
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Goals: To promote stewardship and awareness by reconnecting people with the natural world – to our neighbors in the Gulf of Maine. We are all related to and connected with each other. We are the Wild.
The central piece – a fictional Ecosystem: A multi-room interactive ‘immersive’ art and environmental installation featuring a 24 foot North Atlantic Right whale sculpture, enlarged comb jellies and other plankton, Ammen Rock – the highest peak in Gulf of Maine’s magical underwater mountain range, CASHES LEDGE, projections and lighting effects, the Hall of Protectors, the Dark Room with hanging canvases of climate disaster, and the EcoLab – an interactive area with educational and scientific information. The installation was designed and built by a collaborative team of artists, scientists, and college-level interns.