Noble Maritime Collection presents a new exhibition about Robbins Reef Lighthouse opening September 25, 2015
On-Campus Location: Building D
The Noble Maritime Collection will present the exhibition, Robbins Reef Lighthouse: A Home in the Harbor, opening with a free public reception on Friday, September 25 at 6 PM, and continuing through 2016.
The U.S. Department of General Services granted the deed to the lighthouse to the museum in 2010. Completed in 1839, it is located at the mouth of the Kill van Kull off Staten Island’s North Shore. The exhibition will include the history of the lighthouse, particularly at the time of its most famous keeper, Kate Walker (1848-1931), the process of its current restoration by volunteers, and interpretations by over a dozen contemporary artists.
The Noble Maritime Collection is located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, New York. To learn more about it, call (718)447-6490 or visit its website, www.noblemaritime.org.
PHOTO: Robert Padovano, Robbins Reef Lighthouse and Blue Skies, acrylic on canvas, 2011; courtesy of the Noble Maritime Collection