Maarten Platje, Dutch (b. 1967),  USS  Constitution  vs HMS  Java  (29 December 1812) , (2018) oil on linen.

Maarten Platje, Dutch (b. 1967), USS Constitution vs HMS Java (29 December 1812), (2018) oil on linen.

Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy

May 3 - August 18, 2019

This exhibition features 15 recent paintings by Dutch marine painter Maarten Platje showcasing important historic nineteenth-century U.S. naval ships and battles. Platje has a mastery of sailing ships, and has sailed the waters depicted in his works. His paintings are richly detailed, technically accurate, and extensively researched to provide a realistic portrayal of historic ships, battles, and events. Additional paintings by this popular artist from MMAM’s collections will also be on display.


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Dual Opening Reception

THURSDAY, May 9, 2019

5:00-7:00PM. Free for members and students, others $10

Come celebrate the opening of Maarten Platje: The Early History of the U.S. Navy and Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi. There will be passed hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar.


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