Join graduate student lecturer Rachel Kase to explore the ways in which ships and the lure of the ocean have inspired artists from the 17th century to the present. 

Sources of national pride and treasured vehicles for exploration, boats have held a fascination for artists since antiquity. The vastness of the ocean and tragedy of shipwreck lends them an aura of mystery and foreboding. “The man who has experienced shipwreck shudders even at a calm sea,” wrote Ovid.