Sippican Historical Society lecture: Christina Connett Brophy

May 24, 2021

MARION — The Sippican Historical will host Christina Connett Brophy, Ph.D. at 7 p.m. on June 10 via Zoom as part of its speaker series. 

In her lecture, Dr. Brophy will be speaking about the major themes covered in the New Bedford Whaling Museum’s upcoming exhibit, “A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of Modern Art,’’ due to open June 24. 

Ryder’s connections to New Bedford and an overview of the masterworks included in the show will demonstrate the founding question for the project: “Why does Ryder still matter?”

With works drawn from more than a dozen institutions and private collectors, the exhibition gathers Ryder’s paintings together alongside a century of artists he has influenced, including Thomas Hart Benton, Jackson Pollock, Bill Jensen and Nicholas Whitman.

Dr. Brophy is the former Douglas and Cynthia Crocker Endowed Chair for the Chief Curator at the New Bedford Whaling Museum. She is the lead curator of the Albert Pinkham Ryder exhibit and has curated more than 30 exhibitions.  

She has taught at both Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. She recently became senior director of museum galleries at Mystic Seaport Museum in Mystic, Conn.

For more information, call 508-748-1116 or email