Faculty Panel: Seeing Shipwrecks


Faculty Panel: Seeing Shipwrecks

Friday, September 30, 2022 @ 2:00 pm


Betts Auditorium, School of Architecture

Join Princeton scholars from the humanities and sciences for an interdisciplinary discussion exploring four paintings, now on view in the Art@Bainbridge exhibition Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks. Panelists will speak about their favorite works from their distinct scholarly perspectives, underscoring how different forms of knowledge can inform and help shape our perception. Reception to follow.


  • Karl Kusserow, curator of Shipwrecks and John Wilmerding Curator of American Art at the Princeton University Art Museum 

  • Nicole D. Legnani, Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese 

  • Laure Resplandy, Assistant Professor of Geosciences and the High Meadows Environmental Institute 

  • Jerry C. Zee, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and the High Meadows Environmental Institute 

Art@Bainbridge is made possible through the generous support of the Virginia and Bagley Wright, Class of 1946, Program Fund for Modern and Contemporary Art; the Kathleen C. Sherrerd Program Fund for American Art; Joshua R. Slocum, Class of 1998, and Sara Slocum; Barbara and Gerald Essig; and Rachelle Belfer Malkin, Class of 1986, and Anthony E. Malkin. Additional support is provided by Sueyun and Gene Locks, Class of 1959; the Humanities Council; and The Native American and Indigenous Studies Initiative at Princeton (NAISIP). 

LATE THURSDAYS! This event is part of the Museum’s Late Thursdays programming, made possible in part by Heather and Paul G. Haaga Jr., Class of 1970. Additional support for this program has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Curtis W. McGraw Foundation.  

An orange-greenish sea cow floats with its head above murky blue-green water, in front of a gray sky
Alexis Rockman, Steller’s Sea Cow, 2019. Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York. © Alexis Rockman. Photo: Adam Reich