New Exhibit of Contemporary Navy Art Opens at Museum
The Launch of the Springfield
On Wednesday August, 4 a new exhibit of contemporary art opened at the Naval War College Museum. Museum staff welcomed Naval War College faculty and members of the Naval War College Foundation as they received their first look at Painting the Navy: An Exhibit by Wilma Parker. This exhibit of eighteen paintings by Parker, a 1963 graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design who is currently based in San Francisco, offers visitors a unique perspective on today's United States Navy. Work on exhibit includes commissioned pieces such as The Launch of the Spingfield and scenes of families and historic ship visitors such as Art Class aboard USS Hornet.
The exhibit is open through November 30, 2010 in the museum's new second floor temporary exhibit gallery. For more information on the artist and her work please visit her website.