Jared Bowen brings us inside the Peabody Essex Museum's exhibit In American Waters. For over 200 years, artists have been inspired to capture the beauty, violence, poetry and transformative power of the sea in American life, demonstrating that "marine painting is so much more than ship portraits."

See this and more on Open Studio with Jared Bowen, tonight at 8:30pm on GBH 2.


Above:Michele Felice Cornè (1752-1845). Ship America on the Grand Banks, about 1800. Oil on canvas. 39 3/4 x 56 inches (100.965 x 142.24 cm). Gift of Mrs. Francis B. Crowninshield, 1953. M8257. © 2014 Peabody Essex Museum.