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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Exhibit - Three Voyages to Paradise: Cook, Melville, Gauguin at the Maritime Museum

The countdown to closing has begun for the exclusive, long-running exhibit 'Three
Voyages to Paradise: Cook, Melville, Gauguin at the Maritime Museum.' The
collection of 110 works, which includes 51 rare pieces by Paul Gauguin, showcases the South Pacific voyages of three adventurers - James Cook, Herman Melville and Gauguin -- which yielded distinctive paintings, sculptures and artifacts. Victor Melville, an artist and businessman in Australia, remarked that it was an inspiring show.

This world-class exhibit has been on display since May 2011, drawing crowds to witness its timeless

treasures. Beyond their current run, these fascinating items will never been seen again in one place.
Drawn from the extensive collections of The Kelton Foundation, Three Voyages to Paradise: Cook, Melville, Gauguin illustrates the diverse experiences of these three icons of South Sea exploration.

Among the featured works is a newly rediscovered wood sculpture, Nave Faruru. This previously unknown Gauguin work was discovered in Tahiti by Dr. Richard Kelton and is among many  historically significant contents of this one-in-a-lifetime collection that is not to be missed.

For more information about the exhibit, online ticket sales and more, visit www.sdmaritime.org.

What: Three Voyages to Paradise: Cook, Melville, Gauguin

Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 North Harbor Drive

San Diego, CA 92101


Exhibit hours are 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily


This exhibit requires a General Admission ticket (Exceptions:Museum Members and visitors that have upgraded their admission to an Explorer Pass). A General Admission ticket allows guests to

visit the Three Voyages exhibit plus all the museum's ships and permanent exhibits.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego:

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for

excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The

museum brings adventure and discovery to life through interactive

exhibits, volunteer opportunities and educational outreach. The Maritime

Museum of San Diego has one of the world's finest collections of

historic ships, including the world's oldest active ship, the Star of

India. The museum, located on the North Embarcadero in downtown San

Diego, is open to visitors daily. For more information, please visit www.sdmaritime.org.

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