The Glamour, Speed, and Style of the Ocean Liner
Explore the Romantic and Remarkable Ocean Liner at the Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style Exhibition
The idea of climbing aboard a ship as the best form of travel across the ocean seems completely insane in today’s day and age, but there is something very intriguing and romantic about the age of ocean travel and the remarkable ocean liners that traveled the open seas from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.
If you are at all as fascinated with ocean liners and the great age of ocean travel as we are, we highly recommend you find a way to visit Ocean Liners: Glamour, Speed, and Style, an exhibition co-organized by the Peabody Essex Museum located outside Boston and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibit runs through October 9th at the PEM and then it will travel across the sea to the V&A where it will open on February 3, 2018.
Your finest luggage packed with your most glamorous attire you head to the New York city port to board a richly decorated ocean liner for a week-long journey across the Atlantic to Europe…
Given the duration of such a transatlantic journey, the opulent interiors of the impressive vessels were designed to make travelers forget they were at sea and feel more as though they were at a grand hotel filled with luxury furniture and social sophistication.
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Countries competed for the fastest and most beautiful ships, so much so that who could have the best design and technology became some what of a matter of national prestige, a global competition.
The exhibit explores how ocean liners helped shape the modern world and their extraordinary architecture, engineering and interior design. The world’s greatest vessels, including the Titanic, Normandie, the Queen Mary and the Canberra, are highlighted throughout the show. Comprised of items from international institutions and private collections, the exhibition brings together close to 200 works including paintings, sculpture, models, furniture, lighting, wall panels, textiles, fashion, photographs, posters and film.
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For more information on the PEM exhibit visit www.pem.org.
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