Description: The Noble Maritime Collection is an amazing collection of ship models, paintings, sculptures, and other art created by distinguished marine artist John A. Noble, that were dedicated to sailing and maritime living. John Noble is defined on their website as “the maritime artist who chronicled the last chapter in the Age of Sail.” Tours are self-guided for the most part, and the museum contains several floors of exhibits. It was formerly a retirement home for sailors, known as Sailors Snug Harbor, and the building was lovingly restored in the late 1990s, and turned into a museum. It features galleries, classrooms, a printmaking studio, rehearsal and performance spaces, a library, a state-of-the-art archive, a gift shop, and offices.
The Noble Maritime Collection is a museum located at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden on the North Shore of Staten Island. Its mission is to preserve and interpret the art, writings, and historical maritime artifacts of the distinguished marine artist, John A. Noble (1913-83); to continue his legacy of celebrating the people and traditions of the working waterfront of New York Harbor; and to preserve and interpret the history of Sailors’ Snug Harbor and Robbins Reef Lighthouse. The museum is housed in an 1844 Greek Revival building, which is a National Historic Landmark. It has galleries, classrooms, a library, archives, a printmaking studio, and a shop. The centerpiece is Noble’s houseboat studio, a 19th century yacht cabin, restored and installed within the museum. Main category 1: Art and History Museum Main category 2: Non-Profit Main category 3: Education Main category 4: Keywords (separate by comma): art, history, museum, maritime
Organization’s Mission Statement: The mission of the Noble Maritime Collection, an art and history museum in Staten Island, New York, is to present exhibitions and programs that celebrate the working waterfront of New York Harbor in the tradition of distinguished artist John A. Noble, N.A. (1913-1983), and to preserve his houseboat studio, Robbins Reef Lighthouse, and the history of Sailors’ Snug Harbor.