Open House | Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks


Open House | Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks

Saturday, September 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm



Alexis Rockman ranks among the most accomplished eco-artists working today. In his dramatic new series of paintings, Rockman reimagines historic shipwreck narratives, such as the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, urging viewers to consider the broad planetary forces shaping these historic events. His vivid, large canvases explore the impact that the migration of goods, people, plants, and animals has had and continues to have on our planet.  

Join the exhibition Curator Karl Kusserow and Museum Director James Steward for the exhibition’s opening. 

Alexis Rockman: Shipwrecks is organized by Guild Hall of East Hampton, New York, and presented by the Princeton University Art Museum.  

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). 

A cruise ship sinking with smoke rising in the back with a cat on a floating trunk in foreground.
Alexis Rockman, Lusitania, 2020. Collection of Jonathan O'Hara. © Alexis Rockman. Photo: Adam Reich