WORKING WATERFRONTS Exhibit Opens at Hudson River Maritime Museum


Wed, May 22, 2024    
7:00 pm


Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY, 12401

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New Exhibit at Hudson River Maritime Museum Celebrates the Beauty of Working Waterfronts

The Hudson River Maritime Museum (HRMM) is thrilled to announce a new exhibition, Working Waterfronts, showcasing the oil and pastel paintings of Hudson Valley maritime artist, Peter K. Eagleton (1937-2005).

About the Exhibit

  • Opening: May 17, 2024
  • Location: East Gallery, HRMM (50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY)
  • Closing: December 22, 2024
  • Admission: Included with museum ticket purchase

The Artist: Peter K. Eagleton

Eagleton was not only a talented artist but also a marine historian with a deep understanding of his subjects. Having worked as a shipbroker for over 36 years, he developed a close familiarity with ships, tugboats, docks, and yards. His vibrant and detailed paintings capture the essence of working waterfronts, featuring freighters, tugs, lighters, and other vessels that graced the waters of New York Harbor and the Hudson River.

Opening Reception

Follow the River Lecture Series

In conjunction with the exhibit, HRMM is hosting Coast Guard Art Program artist Fred Feiler for a lecture titled Marine Art: Finding Joy in Color and Peace in Nature.

About the Hudson River Maritime Museum

The HRMM is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the rich maritime history of the Hudson River. The museum offers a variety of exhibits, educational programs, and classes through its Wooden Boat School, Sailing and Rowing School, and the solar-powered tour boat Solaris.

For more information about the museum, its programs, or the Working Waterfronts exhibit, visit the HRMM website at or call 845-338-0071.