16 June 2014

Herman Melville's Moby-Dick in Pittsfield, MA

Herman Melville is big in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, where he lived with his family in their home Arrowhead a few miles south of Pittsfield itself. This is now an author's home museum dedicated to Melville, who was here from 1850 to 1863 and wrote many of his famous works, including Moby-Dick. But no photography is allowed inside, which can put many people off.

In downtown Pittsfield there are two public sculptures dedicated to the creature.

Donna Dodson's is outside the Berkshire Athenaeum, and titled Moby Dick.

And this non-abstract sculpture is on the lower corner of Maplewood Avenue and North Street.

By C. R. Grey, this work is called The Great White Whale.

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