In Conversation with Stephen Lash: The Art of the Boat

    Date Sunday Oct 29, 2023

    Location Ocean House

    Time 3:00pm - 5:00pm

    Price $25/person (plus tax and service charge); complimentary for overnight hotel guests

    Venue Seaside Ballroom


Stephen Lash, Ocean House’s Advisor on the Arts and Chairman Emeritus of Christie’s, leads an engaging conversation on the Rosenfeld photography collection at the renowned Mystic Seaport Museum. This special presentation delves into the history, acquisition and preservation of the collection as well as discussing the new book, “On the Water: A Century of Iconic Maritime Photography” by Nick Voulgaris III, with a foreword by Bob Iger. Refreshments will be served, including wine and cheese.

Nick Voulgaris III is an entrepreneur, writer, and avid sailor who is passionate about yacht restoration. He has owned and restored dozens of boats, including two vintage Chris-Crafts. He is also the author of two previous Rizzoli books, Hinckley Yachts and The Seaside House “I think it’s just something I have inside me. It wasn’t something that just came to me one day. Growing up on Long Island, I had the privilege of going on these old wooden boats, and that started planting the seed. I just love old things and preserving them. And I think that carries through into all things that I’m passionate about—my farm, my boats and my books”. Nick Voulgaris III

About the Rosenfeld Collection: Nowhere else is the power, drama and beauty of wind, sail and sea captured so brilliantly as the work of the Rosenfelds. Comprising nearly 1 million photographs, the Seaport’s Rosenfeld Collection is the largest single collection of maritime photography in the world. These stunning works of art, caught in time by two generations of the Rosenfeld family, capture the essence of the maritime experience.

Now preserved at Mystic Seaport, the Rosenfeld collection chronicles one hundred years of yachting from 1881 to 1992. These evocative images represent the magnificent artistic achievement of Morris Rosenfeld & Sons while providing a tangible connection to our maritime past. Both a craftsman and an artist, Morris captured the essence of the boat by focusing on its poise in the water, its relationship with the invisible wind, and its relationship with the human side, the crew. He defined maritime photography in the first half of the 1900s- the dynamic balance of sky and water, the perspective that emphasizes the boat, the moment that defines its nature.

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