The “Three Voyages to Paradise” exhibit is inspired by the adventures experienced in the South Pacific by Captain James Cook, author Herman Melville and impressionist Paul Gauguin. Show continues through Jan. 1.
Central to the exhibition will be a comprehensive collection of original oil and watercolor paintings, woodblock prints, engravings and sculpture by Paul Gauguin. One piece will be shown for the first time in the U.S.
Other highlights include original paintings created by Cook's official expedition artists on his second and third voyages. Paintings, engravings and whaling artifacts representative of Herman Melville's experiences will be interpreted using examples of his writings.
The museum closes one hour later from Memorial Day through Labor Day.