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The Big U is Spotlighted in a New Exhibition

Artist Maria Mijares has a lifelong connection to America's Flagship that dates back to age 2, when she traveled aboard the Big U from New York City to Le Havre, France. In the decades since, she has toured the vessel on several occasions and been a staunch advocate for keeping her afloat.

Mijares has channeled her deep, personal connection to the ship into her artwork, immortalizing the SS United States in paintings that have been exhibited and enjoyed by captive audiences in the US as well as Spain.

Now through October 15, are on display at The Gallery Space in Rahway, NJ. You can learn more about this special exhibition by CLICKING HERE.

"I welcome every opportunity to exhibit my paintings of the ship, spread the word, and share what I know," she says.

"Wonderful friendships have come from the common mission to preserve this American icon as we together await the day when we may finally toast her stunning restoration."

Photograph courtesy of Maria Mijares.


The SS United States has created unforgettable memories for countless former passengers and crew. We can save this magnificent vessel for future generations, but we need your help.

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