Mystic Seaport Museum Opens Alexis Rockman: Oceanus Show For Art And Ocean Lovers

Not much changes course in the town of Mystic, Connecticut. The former bustle of the post-colonial seaport’s whaling industry has since aged into a charming coastal vacation spot, where the 1988 film Mystic Pizza still holds weight 35 years later and boat lovers passionately visit the ship parts housed at the Mystic Seaport Museum. The town is now synonymous with white majority coastal elites, a slightly salty insider bastion of WASP tourist culture: fried oysters, nautical sweaters, and stunningly preserved captains’ house architecture along calm waters.

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