Moby Dick at the Danforth Museum

There’s a terrific exhibit of Andrew Glass’s illustrations for Moby Dick at the Danforth Museum and School of Art in Framingham, Massachusetts. Here’s a link to an article about it. Click HERE.

The best part is reading the children’s reactions. “They try to catch this big whale but never do.” Hannah says, “Whales don’t eat people. They eat krill.”

You’re partly right, Hannah. Some whales do eat krill. But Moby Dick is a sperm whale. We know very little about their habits. Squid apparently form a large part of their diet. Moby Dick wasn’t interested in eating the crew of the Pequod. He just wanted to send them a message.

“Respect all creatures, great and small/And leave the whales alone.”

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