The St. Augustine Record reports on a local map exhibition. Five Centuries of Our Coast: A Visual History of the Nation’s Oldest City, on now at the St. Augustine Historical Society’s Oldest House Museum Complex, “goes from a hand-drawn map from 1502 (11 years before Ponce de Leon discovered Florida) to a satellite image from the 21st century.”
Cartography from the Age of Exploration is an exhibition now running at the University of Florida’s Grinter Gallery until August 20. “This exhibition celebrates the 80th Anniversary of the University of Florida Center for Latin American Studies with a collection of maps dating to the 16th and 17th centuries from collector and UF alumnus Steven Keats. Keats’ collection primarily focuses on cartography of the Americas and the Caribbean by European explorers.”
A small exhibition of 11 hand-drawn maps of London (really, only 11?) at the Museum of London opens this Thursday. Done in partnership with Londonist, which has been soliciting such maps for some time, the free exhibition runs until September 11. Here’s a post by one of the artists, Paula Simoes, about her map, “Loos of London” (above).
A couple of events taking place at Oxford’s Bodleian Library in the near future. The Gough Map (previously) will go on display in an exhibition called Linguistic Geographies: Three Centuries of Language, Script and Cartography in the Gough Map of Great Britain, which runs from May 14 to June 26, 2011. The exhibition closes with a colloquium, The Language of Maps: Communicating Through Cartography During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, which runs from June 23 to 25. Via MapHist.
Oh, hello there, London Mapping Festival — “an 18 month programme of activities designed to promote the unique range of mapping, innovative technologies and applications that exist for the Capital. The festival will showcase all mapping-related disciplines including cartography, surveying, GIS, GPS and remote sensing.” Starting, apparently, in June. See the (preliminary) calendar of events for an idea of what’s going on; I don’t think I’ve ever seen a single event attempt to be so all-encompassing. More at Londonist. Via MapHist.
Putting Bath on the Map, an exhibition of maps from a private collection that show Bath, England from the 17th century to the present. “Collectively these maps tell the story of the city’s evolution from the medieval city to the… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition called Harry Beck and the London Tube Map, which is “based on a local private collection and traces the development of the London Underground map from the 19th Century to the present day,” is running at the Church… • Continue reading this entry.
Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, an exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art that I first told you about in September, has been reviewed in the New York Times. “The works in this terrific exhibition offer so many… • Continue reading this entry.
Another exhibition of hand-drawn maps is now under way in the Philadelphia area: Nowhere: Selections from the Files of the Hand Drawn Map Association runs until December 19, 2010 at Arcadia University’s art gallery. Curated by HDMA founder Kris… • Continue reading this entry.
The Harvard Crimson reports on an exhibition at the Harvard Map Collection that looks at “cartographic curiosities”: Rev. Badger’s Misfits: Deviations and Diversions runs until January 5, 2011 at the Pusey Library. One highlight, cited both in the Crimson article… • Continue reading this entry.
Constructed Territory, an art exhibition by “artists who incorporate maps, cartography, and topographical examination into their work,” runs until January 9, 2011, at Wright State University’s Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries in Dayton, Ohio. This exhibit will feature 32 artists… • Continue reading this entry.
Cartographic historian Seymour I. Schwartz, who previously donated his map collection to the University of Virginia, apparently had a few maps left over for the university in whose medical school he taught: he has donated 40 maps and drawings… • Continue reading this entry.
Mapping: Memory and Motion in Contemporary Art, an exhibition at the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, New York (north of NYC), features paintings, works on paper, sculptures, videos, a sound installation, and a live web terminal to address such… • Continue reading this entry.
This Reuters article on hand-drawn maps is already turning up in a number of newspapers and other media outlets. Broad in scope, it touches on two things of interest. First, the publication of the book of collected maps from… • Continue reading this entry.
If you’re in Edmonton, an exhibition in the University of Alberta’s Cameron Library, Journeys Beyond the Neatline: Expanding the Boundaries of Cartography, featuring two artist-cartographers affiliated with the university — Michael Coulis and Matthew Rangel — is on now… • Continue reading this entry.
Daily Serving takes a look at an exhibition I told you about in May: Whose Map Is It? New Mapping by Contemporary Artists, at Rivington Place in London until July 24. Thanks to Heather Kinsinger for the link. Previously: Map… • Continue reading this entry.
Strait Through: Magellan to Cook and the Pacific, an exhibition from July 17, 2010, to January 2, 2011, in the main gallery of Princeton University’s Firestone Library, documents “the drama of the unfolding exploration of the Pacific Ocean that followed… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., Lost at Sea: The Ocean in the English Imagination, 1550-1750, includes a number of maps from the period that, according to Alice Hudson, writing on MapHist and MAPS-L, map aficionados… • Continue reading this entry.
Mapping Portsmouth’s Tudor Past is a temporary exhibition running from July 2 to October 17, 2010 at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard’s Mary Rose Museum. Mapping Portsmouth’s Tudor Past brings together, for the first time, several important maps from The British… • Continue reading this entry.
Whose Map Is It? is a map art exhibition taking place at Rivington Place in London from June 2 to July 24, 2010. It features work from nine contemporary artists who “question the underlying structures and hierarchies that inform traditional… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition that opened this week at Yale’s Whitney Humanities Center has a component of interest to antique map enthusiasts. Invented Bodies: Shapely Constructs of the Early Modern runs until June 25. This exhibition explores the many ways that Europeans… • Continue reading this entry.
It’s been covered before, but see Time magazine’s coverage of the Library of Congress exhibition of Matteo Ricci’s 1602 Chinese-language map of the world. Previously: NY Times on Ricci Map Exhibition; 1602 Ricci Map Now on Display; “Impossible Black Tulip”… • Continue reading this entry.
Two ongoing map exhibitions in New England to tell you about: Map Talk: A Conversation with Maps at the JCB, at the John Carter Brown Library of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island until March 30. Via MapHist. Writing the… • Continue reading this entry.
Mapping Missouri: Maps from the Collection of the Missouri State Archives opens today at the National Archives Central Plains Region headquarters in Kansas City. “Drawing from diverse examples such as land survey maps made by Antoine Soulard from 1796-1806… • Continue reading this entry.
A travelling exhibition of early printed maps, Envisioning the World: The First Printed Maps, 1472-1700, comes to the Princeton University Library on February 7, and runs until August 1. Through the language of cartography, the maps in the exhibition illustrate… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of map art titled Off the Map opens February 12 at the Kirkland Art Centre in Kirkland, Washington (a suburb of Seattle). “Recognizing our increasing dependency on maps, the artists in Off the Map present alternative perspectives and… • Continue reading this entry.
Writing the Earth: 2,000 Years of Geography and Mapping opens on Saturday, January 30 at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, Connecticut and runs until May 2. ArtDaily: “The exhibition features a selection of world maps that were printed between 1511… • Continue reading this entry.
The New York Times has a review of the Library of Congress’s exhibition of Matteo Ricci’s 1602 Chinese-language map of the world, which, it turns out, is being displayed across from the Library’s copy of Martin Waldseemüller’s map. (Seems appropriate.)… • Continue reading this entry.
A copy of Matteo Ricci’s Impossible Black Tulip — a rare 1602 Chinese-language map of the world — is now on display at the Library of Congress. It’ll be there until April 10; after that, it will move to its… • Continue reading this entry.
Cool Globes: Hot Ideas for a Cooler Planet is a travelling public art exhibit about global warming that for some reason is in Copenhagen right now. The exhibit “will feature over 25 super-sized Cool Globes, each conveying a different… • Continue reading this entry.
Vanity Fair points to Mapping New York’s Shoreline, 1609-2009, an exhibition at the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwartzman building that runs until June 26, 2010 (exhibition details here). Drawing on The New York Public Library’s collection of… • Continue reading this entry.
At the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, north of Toronto, until January 17, 2010, an exhibition of Cape Dorset art: Nunannguaq: In the Likeness of the Earth: In Inuktitut, the word Nunannguaq translates into “in the likeness of the… • Continue reading this entry.
The National Post takes a look at Katharine Harmon’s new book, The Map as Art: Contemporary Artists Explore Cartography, which I briefly mentioned back in August. Via AnyGeo. Meanwhile, a related exhibition curated by Harmon along with Christopher Henry,… • Continue reading this entry.
Mapping Manchester: Cartographic Stories of the City opened last June and runs until January 17, 2010, at Manchester’s John Rylands Library. From the promotional leaflet (PDF): Mapping Manchester showcases the wealth of cartographic treasures held by the University of… • Continue reading this entry.
Astrum 2009: Astronomy and Instruments, an exhibition of astronomical equipment, celestial globes and manuscripts taking place at the Vatican Museums until January 16, 2010, includes equipment like astrolabes and planetariums, and 16th- and 17th-century celestial globes by Coronelli and Vanosino…. • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of 16th- and 17th-century Ottoman maps is taking place right now at Cal State San Bernadino’s Anthropology Museum. The Katip Çelebi Ottoman Map and Cultural Exhibition features cartographic works by Çelebi and Piri Reis (whom you may have… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of Jedediah Hotchkiss’s Civil War maps is currently underway at the Library of Congress — in the corridor outside the Geography and Maps Reading Room at the James Madison Building, but it’s an exhibition nonetheless. Via MapHist…. • Continue reading this entry.
Quest: Trail Maps of the West, an exhibition of maps on loan from members of the Rocky Mountain Map Society taking place until October 4 at the Loveland Museum and Gallery in Loveland, Colorado (just south of Fort Collins), “features… • Continue reading this entry.
An upcoming exhibition at the University of Texas at Austin’s Harry Ransom Center, Other Worlds: Rare Astronomical Works commemorates the International Year of Astronomy by “showcasing items from the center’s science collection that survey some of the most important… • Continue reading this entry.
“Early Views of Hong Kong, 1842-1946” is an exhibition of maps of pictures and maps of Hong Kong from Wattis Fine Art in Hong Kong, including this 1866 bilingual (English-Chinese) map of Hong Kong (pictured at right), which sold… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition at Jonathan Potter Limited in London, running until June 19: Atlas Art — An Exhibition of Decorative Atlas Titlepages: Decorative titlepages appeared at the beginning of many atlases and geographical works from the mid-sixteenth century onwards as a… • Continue reading this entry.
An update on Photocartographies: Tattered Fragments of the Map (see previous entry): the exhibition, which now has a rather challenging Web site, will run from May 16 to June 30 at the g727 gallery in downtown Los Angeles. Via MapHist…. • Continue reading this entry.
The Santa Fe New Mexican has a review of A Dangerous Cartography, an exhibition by Miguel Angel Rios taking place at the EVO Gallery in Santa Fe. From the review: “His large-scale maps — collages made with raw canvas,… • Continue reading this entry.
Mapping Texas and the New World opens Thursday at the Mason Square Museum in Mason, Texas. Includes early cartography of the New World generally and maps of Texas specifically, covering the period from Mexican independence through the early 20th century…. • Continue reading this entry.
Lordy Rodriguez: States of America, which runs from February 21 to May 17 at the Austin Museum of Art, “is the culmination of a multi-year project to systematically reconfigure the United States of America, including all fifty states as… • Continue reading this entry.
The curators of an upcoming exhibition that combines photography and cartography are looking for submissions: This exhibition reveals mapping itself as a generative process of knowledge creation, a liberatory method for re-imagining and re-imaging our world, its built and natural… • Continue reading this entry.
Circling Cartography, an exhibition of the work of Marie DesMarais, is taking place this month at the Proximity Gallery in Fishtown, Philadelphia. “The almost whimsical forms and colors combine with found materials including paper, fabric, wood and glass to create… • Continue reading this entry.
Envisioning Maps is an exhibition at the Hebrew Union College—Jewish Institute of Religion Museum in New York. I’m not sure how long it runs: the museum’s page says it runs until June 26; the ArtInfo page says it closes, um,… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley in Winchester, Virginia until May 10, 2009, Jed Hotchkiss: Shenandoah Valley Mapmaker, a collection of Civil War maps by the Confederate Army’s mapmaker. The amazing maps of Jedediah Hotchkiss helped Confederate officers… • Continue reading this entry.
The Denver Post’s John Meyer reviews the On High: Cartography of Topography exhibition in Golden, Colorado: “if you’re a mountaineer or a map lover, don’t miss it.”… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of Lauren Simone’s art has been going on this month in Portland, Maine. Simone, a local artist, “creates maps from her imagination with ink, tea, and watercolors, marking her boundaries with thread. Her maps discover places you… • Continue reading this entry.
The Mapmakers’ Art: The Bishop Collection of Antique Maps, 1608-1863 is an exhibition running at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, until March 20. “The collection of 15 maps, donated to the museum… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden, Colorado from January 23 to May 31, an exhibition called On High: Cartography of Topography: The exhibition will explore the ways in which topography has been viewed and mapped throughout history…. • Continue reading this entry.
I don’t imagine many of my readers are able to make it to the rather northerly Swedish city of Umeå in the next month or so, but in the event that you are, Umeå University’s Bildmuseet (art museum) has… • Continue reading this entry.
Rebecca Riley writes to let us know that a show of her recent map paintings is taking place at the Cheryl McGinnis Gallery in New York. 75 Mile Radius runs from January 13 to March 2. The subject of… • Continue reading this entry.
At the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, from February 15 to May 10, 2009, All Over the Map is one of four exhibitions that are part of the Center’s “Journeys” series. This exhibition “focuses on rare historical… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Gemini Gallery in Munich until December 31, an exhibition called Maps of Japan — Japan on Maps: Benedetto Bordone published the earliest known printed map devoted to Japan worldwide 1528 in Venice based solely on the mention by… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s amazing aerial photography is coming to New York next spring: Earth from Above, the exhibition, will run from May 1 to June 28, 2009, at the World Financial Center Plaza. The Big Picture has a… • Continue reading this entry.
Creative Cartographies is a group exhibition at the Brooklyn Arts Council Gallery; it runs until January 9, 2009. Influenced by the organization inherent in cartography, the twelve Brooklyn-based artists in BAC Gallery’s latest exhibition, Creative Cartographies, present viewpoints both… • Continue reading this entry.
L.A. Unfolded: Maps from the Los Angeles Public Library opened today at Los Angeles’s Central Library; it runs until January 22. “The exhibition focuses on Los Angeles and California and features topographic surveys, tourist guides, real estate maps, pictorials, illustrations… • Continue reading this entry.
A display of unusual gadgets and inventions at the British Library includes a wrist-based routefinder that used miniature scrolling maps to indicate your destination. The Daily Mail and Ananova (which have pictures) call it the 1920s-era equivalent of satellite-based navigation,… • Continue reading this entry.
Maps: From Here to There and Then to Now is a map exhibition, running from August 10 to November 30, at the Old Independence Regional Museum in Batesville, Arkansas. The Searcy, Arkansas Daily Citizen has more: Of special interest is… • Continue reading this entry.
Tools for Adventure is a travelling exhibition about maps, targeted at children from grades three through five, produced by the National Geographic Society and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. It’s currently at Baylor’s Mayborn Museum Complex (in Waco, Texas) through… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas, until October 12, Revisualizing Westward Expansion: A Century of Conflict, 1800–1900, an exhibition of maps from UTA’s Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library: “[T]he maps in this exhibition span the century,… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of Joan Blaeu’s Atlas Maior and other maps held at the University of Amsterdam Library’s Special Collections — and they appear to have quite the Blaeu collection — along with maps by his contemporaries, is now underway and… • Continue reading this entry.
A Most Dangerous Voyage: An Exhibition of Books and Maps Documenting Four Centuries of Exploration in Search of a Northwest Passage takes place at the University of Alberta’s Bruce Peel Special Collections Library until August. The official exhibition page… • Continue reading this entry.
New Zealanders take note: Charting the Peaceful Sea: Maps of the Pacific, 1642-1846 is an exhibition taking place at the Dunedin Public Library until August 30. Twenty-one maps by more than eleven different explorers are on exhibit, which takes viewers… • Continue reading this entry.
Opening today at Cincinnati’s Contemporary Art Center and running until August 17: Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art. See also ArtDaily. Announced last year; see previous entry (the description is unchanged; the dates are not)…. • Continue reading this entry.
At the Discovery Center of Idaho in Boise until June 8, an exhibition called Mapping: The goal of Mapping is to put mapping tools, from sextants to software, in the hands of visitors and let them explore the science and… • Continue reading this entry.
The Mapping of Ukraine: European Cartography and Maps of Early Modern Ukraine, 1550-1799, which opened yesterday at the Ukrainian Museum in New York, “includes 42 original maps published by European mapmakers over a 250-year period. A majority of the maps… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Rockland Center for the Arts in West Nyack, New York, until April 8, The Map Show, an exhibition featuring several contemporary artists. The New York Times has a review: The show presents the work of eight artists… • Continue reading this entry.
The Daily News Transcript of Norwood, Massachusetts, covers the exhibition of bird’s-eye-view maps, Boston and Beyond, at the Boston Public Library (see previous entry). I expect that Boston is easier to get to for most of my readers than Windhoek,… • Continue reading this entry.
The Texaco Map was a large-scale replica of Rand McNally’s New York state road map on display — underfoot — under the Tent of Tomorrow at the New York State Pavillion during the 1964-1965 World’s Fair. The map comprised 567… • Continue reading this entry.
Seymour I. Schwartz, author of five books on the history of cartography,* is pledging his collection to the University of Virginia, which, in turn, is naming its map room in his honour today. About 50 of those 225 maps… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Boston Public Library’s Copley Square through June, Boston and Beyond, a collection of bird’s-eye-view maps of Boston and New England from the second half of the 19th century. At Harvard University’s Pusey Library until April 1, Henry F…. • Continue reading this entry.
Pattern Recognition is an exhibition of the work of Jeff Schmuki — “featuring sculptural ceramic works and installations that explore the relationship between cartography, documentary, memory and the natural/manmade landscape” — at the Richard E. Peeler Art Center at… • Continue reading this entry.
The Sheldon Tapestry Map of Gloucestershire is on display at Oxford’s Bodleian Library until February 23; the Library acquired the 16th-century tapestry at auction last year for more than £100,000. “The wool and silk tapestry … is part of a… • Continue reading this entry.
The editors of An Atlas of Radical Cartography wrote in to promote their book. “An Atlas of Radical Cartography is a collection of 10 maps and 10 essays about social issues from globalization to garbage; surveillance to extraordinary rendition;… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Philadelphia Museum of Art until April 6, an exhibition of tapestries by the major South African artist, William Kentridge. The Porter tapestries “stem from a series of drawings in which he conjured shadowy figures from ripped construction… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Victoria and Albert Museum until April 27, Mapping the Imagination “includes maps made to inform or to entertain, maps enhanced by imaginative embellishments, maps that show imaginary places, and works in which artists have adapted map iconography to… • Continue reading this entry.
Houbart’s Hope, an exhibition by the Vancouver-based Landon Mackenzie, opens this Thursday at Concordia University’s Faculty of Fine Arts Gallery in Montreal. “In Houbart’s Hope Mackenzie combines her interests in landscape, cartography and neuroscience. Although abstract in appearance, vestiges… • Continue reading this entry.
New work by Francesca Berrini (see previous entry) is on display at the Mark Wolfe Contemporary Art gallery in San Francisco, SF Station reports: “Part designer, part surrealist cartographer, Portland-based Francesca Berrini creates fantastical geographies from maps that have… • Continue reading this entry.
The Library of Congress exhibit, Exploring the Early Americas, featuring the last surviving copy of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map, was reviewed by the Washington Post last week. Previously: Waldseemüller Map Exhibit Opens Thursday…. • Continue reading this entry.
Paula Scher (see previous entry) returns to the Maya Stendhal Gallery in New York with an exhibition of new works. According to the gallery, “Scher expands on her highly acclaimed Maps series to create her most engaging work yet,… • Continue reading this entry.
The long-anticipated exhibit of Martin Waldseemüller’s 1507 world map — you know, the first one to name the New World “America” — opens this Thursday at the Library of Congress. The sole surviving copy of Waldseemüller’s map, which has… • Continue reading this entry.
Nearly seven metres long and only 34 centimetres wide, the Tabula Peutingeriana is a 13th-century monk’s copy of a much older map of the Roman road network. This fascinating map stretches from Portugal to India — and stretch is… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition of Matthew Picton’s art just wrapped up at the Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery in Portland, Oregon. “His cartography transforms the traditional two dimensional mapping system into a multi-layered sculpture of communication, transportation, and rivers,” says the gallery, “thus both… • Continue reading this entry.
“Mapping Missouri: Maps from the Collection of the Missouri State Archives,” a touring exhibition of maps from the Missouri State Archives (see previous entry), is on display at Missouri State’s Meyer Library until August 22. Springfield News-Leader…. • Continue reading this entry.
Global Cities, an exhibition at the Tate Modern in London until August 27, “looks at the changing faces of ten dynamic international cities: Cairo, Istanbul, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai and Tokyo.” Ogle Earth’s Stefan… • Continue reading this entry.
A new display beginning July 20 in the Maps Reading Room lobby at the British Library: Hollar as a Mapmaker. “The display celebrates the 400th anniversary of the birth of the Czech artist and etcher Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677). Best known… • Continue reading this entry.
Zoom (June 30 to August 18, Santa Monica, California). A group exhibition of map art at Santa Monica Art Studios’ Arena 1. “Working in the USA, Britain and Australia, all 19 artists in the show employ maps as resource material,… • Continue reading this entry.
GPS Adventures “is a hands-on traveling exhibit that features GPS technology — its history, current uses and future possibilities; and simulates geocaching indoors by leading visitors through a 2,500 square foot maze rich with interactive experiences.” At Minnetrista, an… • Continue reading this entry.
At Princeton University Library’s Department of Rare Books and Special Collections from April 15 to October 21, an exhibition of African maps called To the Mountains of the Moon: Mapping African Exploration, 1541-1880: The library exhibition will feature some… • Continue reading this entry.
North by Northeast: Five Centuries of New England Maps is an exhibition running from March 31 to August 12 at the Flynt Center of Early New England Life in Historic Deerfield. “In addition to approximately 50 printed and manuscript… • Continue reading this entry.
On display at the University of Wisconsin’s Memorial Library until June 29, Making Maps, Making History: 300 Years of Original Maps from Wisconsin and the Great Lakes Region: The exhibit features an illustrated, hand-colored map of North America made in… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibit at Brown University’s John Hay Library opens on Monday and runs until April 25: it features some of more than one thousand maps “rediscovered” in that library. The collection represents the world throughout the time these maps… • Continue reading this entry.
Footpaths to Freeways: The Evolution of Michigan Road Maps is an exhibition now on display (until June) on the fourth floor of the west wing of Michigan State University’s Main Library; if you can’t visit, there is this online… • Continue reading this entry.
At the art museum in DePaul University’s Richardson Library (in Chicago) until March 18, an exhibit called Imperial Cartographies: Power, Strategy, and Scientific Discovery, which, according to the DePaulia article, “will trace how the world views power and geopolitics, the… • Continue reading this entry.
Régine Debatty of We Make Money Not Art attended the Resistant Maps conference over the weekend, and has a two-part* report here and here. Summary: “It was a small, unaffected and friendly event but it was also one of… • Continue reading this entry.
Geobloggers points to an upcoming conference/exhibition in Genoa, Italy this weekend: Resistant Maps: Artistic Actions in the Interconnected Urban Territory. The representation of territory holds a historical role in the privileges of power. Geographical data has always been in its… • Continue reading this entry.
At the University of Michigan’s Clements Library until December 22: Shakespeare’s World in Maps. From the Ann Arbor News article: “The maps, many of them produced during Shakespeare’s lifetime, were selected from the Clements collection and include several rarely seen… • Continue reading this entry.
Between November 2 and January 27, there will be a maps exhibit at the Field Museum in Chicago. Not many details yet, except that it’s called “Maps! The History of Cartography” and it’s co-sponsored by the Newberry Library — and… • Continue reading this entry.
Boing Boing links to Los Angeles Mapped, the online version of an exhibition of historical maps of Los Angeles on display through January 2007 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The maps on display are diverse in both subject… • Continue reading this entry.
Vermessen: Kartographie der Tropen (“Between Cancer and Capricorn: The Cartography of the Tropics”) is an exhibition taking place at the Ethnologisches Museum Berlin until August 27. The site is in German, but the introduction has been translated into English;… • Continue reading this entry.
New Yorkers, mark your calendars. David Rumsey will be speaking at the NYPL’s Healy Hall on Monday, May 22, at 5:30 PM. Admission is free; rush seating. His talk, “Thinking Locally, Mapping Globally: The Past and Future of Mapping,” is… • Continue reading this entry.
BibliOdyssey points to an exhibition of antique maps of the Champagne-Ardenne region of France: Terres de Champagne-Ardenne: Cinq siècles de cartographie (in French, naturally). The exhibition is touring various library locations in that region; the online version’s a bit complicated… • Continue reading this entry.
Patterns of Progress, an exhibition of Texas bird’s-eye-view maps — previously covered here — is now running at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas until May 28. More than sixty highly detailed and oversized prints in this special… • Continue reading this entry.
Some upcoming map and map-related exhibitions to tell you about: Silver Spring, Maryland: From a NOAA press release: “Artifacts representing nearly 200 years of science, service and stewardship by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and its ancestor agencies will… • Continue reading this entry.
Never mind the Soleto Map: pottery doesn’t count as maps, apparently. The City of Turin (Torino), as part of its celebrations related to next month’s Winter Olympics, will have on display the first-century-BC Papyrus of Artemidorus, which, while several centuries… • Continue reading this entry.
Opening today in Vienna, the Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library at its new digs in the refurbished Palais Mollard. The collection of more than 400 globes, 240 of which are on display, includes early modern globes by Mercator,… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Toronto Free Gallery until December 17, “Here Be Dragons: The Cartography of Globalization,” an exhibition of “counter-cartography”. From the gallery’s flash-based web site: “Recently, activists, artists and researchers have used the form of the map to visually represent… • Continue reading this entry.
Paula Scher: The Maps is an exhibition of Scher’s paintings at the Maya Stendhal Gallery in New York; it runs until December 17. From the Gallery’s web site: “This show, consists of a series of twelve large-scale canvases — intricate,… • Continue reading this entry.
An exhibition at the Imperial War Museum on the life of T. E. Lawrence (“Lawrence of Arabia”) includes a recently discovered “peace map” that outlined Lawrence’s postwar proposals for the Middle East. The map had been misfiled in the National… • Continue reading this entry.
Schoolchildren in Liverpool, as part of a safety project called “Our Walk to School,” have mapped their local areas in an attempt to highlight road and traffic hazards; the maps, on A4 paper, have been collected in an atlas which,… • Continue reading this entry.
Through January 6, a Library of Congress exhibition in the corridors of the Madison Building called Maps in Our Lives: “The exhibition explores four constituent professions represented by ACSM [the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping], the nation’s primary professional… • Continue reading this entry.
Treasured Maps, an exhibition of more than 80 rare maps and atlases from the New York Public Library’s Map Division holdings, is on now through April 9, 2006 at the NYPL’s Humanities and Social Sciences Library (Fifth Avenue and 42nd… • Continue reading this entry.
Continuously changing real-time maps of cell phone usage in Graz, Austria, created by MIT researchers by tracking anonymous data from thousands of mobile phones, will appear as part of Kunsthaus Graz’s “M City: European Cityscapes” exhibition between October 1… • Continue reading this entry.
Of Maps and Men: In Pursuit of a Northwest Passage is an online exhibition from the Princeton University Library; it’s got an excellent collection of map scans: this page has 12 of them, dating from 1528 to 1907, which reflect… • Continue reading this entry.
Opening tomorrow at the Johnsonese Gallery in Chicago, an exhibition of map-based art called Cartography 101. The gallery’s web site has a few examples, but I expect they won’t stay on the front page after the show closes on September… • Continue reading this entry.
Crux was a 2000 exhibition of rare maps from the State Library of New South Wales. The exhibition web pages aren’t nearly as interesting, though, as viewing all 89 maps from the exhibition via the library’s online catalogue, and you… • Continue reading this entry.
John Docktor maintains online calendars of upcoming cartography events and exhibitions…. • Continue reading this entry.
Places and Spaces is an exhibit that’s been making the rounds, both online and in real life (it’s at Wikimania this weekend, for example). It compares and contrasts geographical maps with maps of less physical, more abstract things — cartograms,… • Continue reading this entry.
“Mapping Colonial America” is (1) an online exhibit on the Colonial Williamsburg site, available in low-bandwidth and high-bandwidth Flash versions; (2) a real-life exhibit at the DeWitt Wallace Museum of Decorative Art in Williamsburg, Virginia, running until October 9; (3)… • Continue reading this entry.
Through July 10 at the Old Stone Store in Sheffield, Mass., an exhibit from the Sheffield Historical Society called Mapping Our Way into the Future, featuring surveying equipment and regional maps from the 18th century to the present…. • Continue reading this entry.
Another map exhibition in Taiwan: at the National Palace Museum in Taipei until August 31, The World and its Warp and Woof: A Special Exhibition of Antique Maps Donated by Prof. Johannes Hajime Iizuka, featuring 33 maps donated by Iizuka… • Continue reading this entry.
“Taiwan in Maps,” an exhibition of maps from the 15th century to the present, runs through Sept. 18 at the National Taiwan Museum in Taipei, though as the Taipei Times reports, foreign tourists, at whom the exhibition is at least… • Continue reading this entry.
Candia — Creta — Crete, Space and Time, 16th to 18th Century, at Eynard Hall, the National Bank Cultural Foundation, Athens. From the Kathimerini: Through seven sections, arranged according to theme, the exhibition traces the island’s history through cartographic depictions,… • Continue reading this entry.
At the Slovak National Museum in Bratislava until April 27: Slovakia in Maps from the 16th to the 20th Centuries…. • Continue reading this entry.
Two exhibitions to report on in this entry, nearly half a world apart — but each dealing in some way with mapping the Pacific region in the early modern era. At Manila University in the Philippines until March 31, “Putting… • Continue reading this entry.
Either there’s an awful lot of map-related activity going on at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library (see previous entry), or Google Alerts is particularly good at picking up their stories. Either way, here’s a… • Continue reading this entry.
Opening February 24 at the Rosenbach in Philadelphia: an exhibit called You Are Here: Maps and the Invention of Place: Using examples from the Rosenbach’s collection — which spans over 300 years of cartography — the exhibition considers the carefully… • Continue reading this entry.
Ending January 15, a public exhibit by the Virginia Garrett Cartographic History Library at the University of Texas at Arlington, Mapmaker’s Vision, Beholder’s Eyes: The Art of Maps. “The exhibit explores the elaborate artistry of cartography and seeks to answer… • Continue reading this entry.
A small map exhibit at the Wayland Town Building in Wayland, Massachusetts — west of Boston — is running until Dec. 22. It’s called “The Art of Map Making, 1775-2005” and it focuses on local and regional maps; the article… • Continue reading this entry.
Rare maps of the Aegean from 1447 to 1800 are on display at an exhibition at the Hellenic Society for the Protection of the Environment and Cultural Heritage — presumably in Athens — this month. I don’t have any other… • Continue reading this entry.
I’ve linked to the University of Southern Maine’s Osher Map Library before, but I somehow missed the page listing all their online exhibitions. Via MetaFilter. (See previous entries: The Cartographic Creation of New England, Henry Popple’s Map, Early Highway Maps.)… • Continue reading this entry.
There’s nothing online but a brief notice and a pamphlet, but at the very least it’s on right now, rather than several years ago: Medieval views of the Cosmos at the Bodleian Library, Oxford University, from June 7 to October… • Continue reading this entry.
I’m a sucker for road maps, so I think I’ve saved the best of Plep’s three links to various Osher Map Library pages for last: an exhibition of early highway maps, called Road Maps: The American Way, that took place… • Continue reading this entry.
Another exhibition that took place years ago but which still has a web presence: The Cartographic Creation of New England. With lots of images of early maps (the collection includes immediate post-discovery woodcuts from the late fifteenth century, and carries… • Continue reading this entry.
The folks from Geist have e-mailed details on their Geist Gallery exhibition of maps from the magazine’s Caught Mapping series. The exhibition will take place at the Geist Gallery — “home of the Stupid School” — at 1054A Gerrard Street… • Continue reading this entry.
Trails of Hope: Overland Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869 (at the Library of Congress as Trails to Utah and the Pacific: Diaries and Letters, 1846-1869) has maps, including digital scans of a number of original maps from that period. (via Plep)… • Continue reading this entry.
Just received an e-mail from the folks at Geist magazine, whose Caught Mapping feature I’ve written about from time to time here on The Map Room. Among other things, they’re having a gallery show of the Geist maps in April… • Continue reading this entry.
The Cartoonist has discovered the Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology in Kansas City, which has quite a bit of stuff on celestial mapping. In addition to an exhibition of rare books and maps called The Face of… • Continue reading this entry.
“Lewis & Clark: The Maps of Exploration, 1507-1814 examines the planning of the Lewis and Clark Expedition and the cartographic tradition that made the expedition possible.” An exhibition at the University of Virginia Library. Via The Cartoonist. See previous entries:… • Continue reading this entry.