All posts tagged Nancy and George Putnam Gallery


Raising the Queen Elizabeth

A model of the ocean liner Queen Elizabeth has sat serenely for the last 15 years, gliding along on its pedestal in a PEM gallery. The 2,700 pound object experienced …


Adventures in tight places

For the second time in as many months, I found myself in New York City with an object. On the first trip, I acted as courier, accompanying a recently conserved …

Scrimshaw of the Ship Susan, 1829. Frederick Myrick (1808-1862). On board the SUSAN. Sperm whale tooth, blacking. Gift of George Pierce, ca.

What speaks to me: Trevor Smith

  This piece first appeared in Connections, PEM’s member magazine, and is part of a series where our curators are asked to tell about a piece in the collection that …