Since 1995, the Venice Oceanarium has invited readers to discover or rediscover the great literary masterpiece, Moby Dick. The detailed and realistic descriptions of whale hunting draws on Melville’s experience at sea, on his reading in whaling literature, as well as life aboard ship among a culturally diverse crew, mixed with exploration of class and social status, good and evil, and the existence of God.
“I have read Moby Dick over 20 times on the beach with the Venice Oceanarium. I love the book. It is exciting… insightful… meditative. It grows on you.” Tim Rudnick, Founder/Director
About the host: The Venice Oceanarium is a museum-without-walls on Venice Beach. We host events on the beach and pier of Venice California. veniceoceanarium.org