This exhibition continues WCMA’s year-long focus on art and landscape—landscape in all of its guises: as topography, sustainer of life, site of conservation activism, cultural icon, metaphor, and object of awe and reverence. Mocha Dick was originally shown in Philadelphia at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in May 2009.
The Whiteness of the Whale: A Multidisciplinary Discussion of Moby-Dick
Thursday, April 8
Join faculty from across the disciplines at Williams and the Williams-Mystic Program for a discussion of Herman Melville’s epic novel and Tristin Lowe’s sculpture.
Mary K. Bercaw Edwards, Associate Professor of English, University of Connecticut; Senior Lecturer in Literature of the Sea, Williams-Mystic Program, Mystic Seaport
• James T. Carlton, Professor of Marine Sciences, Williams College, and Director, Williams-Mystic, The Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and Mystic Seaport
• Peter Erickson, Visiting Professor of Humanities, Williams College
• Glenn Gordinier, Robert G. Albion Historian, Williams-Mystic Program, Mystic Seaport; Co-Director, The Munson Institute, Mystic Seaport
• Richard J. King, Lecturer in Literature of the Sea, Williams-Mystic Program, Mystic Seaport
• Williams S. Lynn, Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Williams College
• Shawn Rosenheim, Professor of English, Williams College
About the Williams-Mystic Program
Williams-Mystic is the Maritime Studies Program of Williams College and the Mystic Seaport, which is the largest maritime museum in America. It is a one-semester interdisciplinary ocean and coastal studies program integrating marine science, maritime history, environmental policy, and literature of the sea. Based in Mystic, Connecticut, the courses are hands-on and discussion-based with an emphasis on original research to truly experience the world.