Discover the Jack London’s exhibition! Jack London in the Southern Seas was presented in 2017 at the « Vieille Cité » of Marseille. It was created by the Musée d’arts Africains, Océanies, Amérindiens (MAAOMA) in collaboration with the Compagnie des Indes.
Discover an extraordinary trek and adventure.
Between 1907 and 1909, Jack London travelled to the islands of the South Pacific. From San Francisco to Sydney, he set off on a long journey aboard his sailboat called « Le Snarck ». The aim of this exhibition is to re-enact Jack London’s journey with the help of objects and documents. The journey and the islands crossed by the writer are the main themes of this exhibition. Hawaii, Fiji, Samoa, the Marquesas Islands…dive into the heart of Jack London’s adventure.
With a scenography that retraces his odyssey, sail from island to island thanks to objects brought back by Jack London himself. Also find photographs from his personal collection and audiovisual installations composed of historical and ethnographic films. This exhibition dedicated to the journey of Californian writer Jack London saw the birth of Martin Eden. Jack London invented this emblematic character aboard this two-masted sailboat. Jack London’s goal is to meet people and cultures as a true anthropologist.
Photo credit: The poster for the Jack London exhibition in the Southern Seas, the Musée d’Aquitaine.