Dan Finamore

Dan Finamore


CCL Class of 2011


Peabody Essex Museum


Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History

Institution at time of Fellowship

Peabody Essex Museum


Tom Lentz, Harvard Art Museums

Michael Shapiro, High Museum of Art

Daniel Finamore is the Russell W. Knight Curator of Maritime Art and History at the Peabody Essex Museum where he has organized over fifteen exhibitions. A graduate of Vassar and Boston University, he received the Dissertation Award from the Society for American Archaeology for his outstanding PhD research. He has conducted archaeological field research from Sable Island to Belize, some of which contributed toward the groundbreaking exhibition and book Fiery Pool: The Maya and the Mythic Sea. He has served on the executive council of the International Congress of Maritime Museums and as a director of the Institute for Global Maritime Studies. He has written over 40 articles and chapters for academic and popular publications, and is the author and/or editor of seven books. His recent exhibition and book on ocean liner design was co-organized with the V&A and, in partnership with the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, he is currently at work on In American Waters, an exhibition which will re-envision the role of the sea in more than 200 years of American painting.

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