Play on the Bay illustrates how along New Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore, work and play are closely intertwined with each other, the environment and the economy, creating a unique culture and inspiration for artists. A mutually beneficial relationship developed between those who worked and played on the bay’s waters during the late 1800s and early 1900s and persists to this day. Today, as in the past, visitors who come to fish, hunt, boat, dine, and sight-see share the Delaware Bay with those who make their living from the water.
This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities or the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.