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Shakespeare's Here and Everywhere

September 2, 2016 through February 26, 2017

William Shakespeare’s comedies, tragedies and histories were situated in a number of locations throughout Europe, Asia and Africa. These plays spanned the centuries, from classical times to the Renaissance. In this exhibition of forty maps, images and three-dimensional objects, visitors will learn about Britain in the time of Shakespeare, discover centuries-old maps illustrating where the plays were set, and understand the symbolic role that geography held to the dramas.

Kronborg Castle in Denmark, known as Elsinore in Hamlet, will be highlighted in the exhibition. A 1629 Dutch map depicting the Danish Kingdom, along with a vignette illustrating “Elsenor,” will be on display. Complementing this map will be an original print of “Cronenburg” from Samuel von Pufendorf’s 1696 historical atlas. Shakespeare’s Here and Everywhere will complement a larger exhibition which will open at the Boston Public Library in October 2016, highlighting the Bard’s first folios.

Exhibition funded in part by Mass Cultural Council.

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Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History

March 4 through August 27, 2017

The mapping of broad climate zones, wind direction, ocean currents, and related weather events has a long and storied history. In this exhibition, visitors will discover how “Venti” were wind personas who directed ancient ships and “Horae” were goddesses of the seasons who dictated natural order during the 15th-17th centuries, how Enlightenment scientists started to collect and map weather data, and how 19th century geographers reflecting the golden age of thematic cartography created innovative techniques to represent vast amounts of statistical data and developed complex maps furthering our understanding of climatic regions. As visitors explore five centuries of regions and seasons, they can compare this gradual sophistication of mapping climatic data, with the modern use of computers and models to further analyze the impact of changing climatic conditions on future generations.

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Gallery Tour of Regions and Seasons

Friday, March 17 at 12:30 pm
Wednesday, April 5 at 12:30 pm
Friday, April 21 at 12:30 pm

Discover the amazing collections of the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center. Tour the new exhibition, Regions and Seasons: Mapping Climate through History, and also discover historic maps of Boston and the world from 1482 to the present.

Tour meets outside the Map Center doors and lasts approximately 30 minutes. Children welcome at parent’s discretion.

 

*Map Center tours are offered on the first Wednesday and third Friday of every month

Historical Maps of Boston at the Langham Hotel

Historical Maps of Boston at the Langham Hotel

Langham

A selection of historical maps of New England, Massachusetts, and Boston, describing the topographical transformation of the city over 300 years from the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library are on display at this hotel.

Langham Hotel
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA

Maps of the New England Coast at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Maps of the New England Coast at the Boston Harbor Hotel

Boston Harbor HotelMaps from the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library depicting the exploration, mapping, and maritime activity along the coastline of New England are on exhibit at this hotel.

Boston Harbor Hotel
70 Atlantic Avenue
Boston, MA

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (http://www.leventhalmap.org)