The South Street Seaport Museum is reopening on Friday, December 14 with the launch of two new exhibitions – A Fisherman’s Dream: Folk Art by Mario Sanchez and Street Shots/NYC, a presentation of contemporary New York City street photography. They will join ongoing special exhibitions Compass: Folk Art in Four Directions, organized by the American Folk Art Museum, and Romancing New York: Watercolors by Frederick Brosen.
“Superstorm Sandy may have dealt us a body blow but we are getting back up on our feet: today we’re proud to announce that the Museum is ready to reopen and with fantastic new exhibitions. In large part, we are re-opening as a statement of faith in our mission and community, and visitors will have to use stairs and accept heat blown-in from heaters sitting on the sidewalk. But we are ready to welcome all comers,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, President of the South Street Seaport Museum.