September 15 – February 17, 2019
5 – 7 pm
Saturday & Sunday
12 – 4 pm
Reimagined and designed by Los Angeles-based artist April Street, this interactive space for creative play coincides with Street's multimedia installation The Mariners' Grand Staircase (Armoured Stars and Flying Clouds), on view in the Museum's Park Lobby. Both installations were inspired by the real life story of Navigator Eleanor Creesy and her husband Captain Josiah Perkins Creesy who sailed the clipper ship Flying Cloud, which, in 1851, set a record by sailing from New York to San Francisco in just 89 days.
A collaborative captain's log, Victorian-inspired shell paintings, nautical knot making, a shelter made of sails, sounds of the sea, and celestial star charts are all part of this fantastical voyage. Dream, read, draw, and create as you navigate your way through this artist's vision.