Wednesday, March 27, 2013

In the Art of the Sea

Vancouver Maritime Museum
Many thanks to the mother who went on television in Canada to protest her local maritime museum's inclusion of suggestive scrimshaw in an exhibit about the art created by men on long journeys at sea. Imagine her surprise that some of there etchings were erotic!

Without her protestations, I would not have known about the exhibit in time to share it with my students who are developing lesson plans around In the Heart of the Sea.

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