Melville Virtual Exhibition

In Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, The whale is many things: a mysterious, even God-like, creature, a scientific curiosity, and a source of endless philosophical speculation. Not least of all, the whale is an animal hunted for sustenance and monetary profit. In Melville’s gifted hand, this creature comes to symbolize the human attempt to master the forces of nature. This virtual exhibition will highlight the ways that Whales and Herman Melville are present and accessible in the Museum.

Melville Virtual Exhibition Gallery