Flint Institute of Arts opens Ship Shape Models of Great Lakes Vessels

The Flint Institute of Arts presents Ship Shape Models of Great Lakes Vessels, an exhibition on view 4.6.13 – 6.16.13.

Model shipbuilding is an endangered folk art and an important part of our Great Lakes maritime culture. Drawn from the Dossin Great Lakes Museum in Detroit, this exhibition explores the art of model ships through many examples of varying shapes and sizes. The ship models represent a diversity of both model style and ship type, ranging from steamboats and schooners to freighters and frigates. Ship Shape: Models of Great Lakes Vessels offers the opportunity to learn about the art of model-making, as well as the stories about the specific vessels themselves. www.flintarts.org