Leventhal Map and Education Center, Learning Center
Dec 2, 2022
Looking to add more maps to your life? Join us for an afternoon of close map looking! For this edition of From The Vault, we’ll take a look at textile maps from our collections—embroidered, sewn, needlepoint, and more.
Why textile maps? We’re celebrating the recent opening of Soft City, a pop-up exhibition of large-scale textiles that map the urban fabric of Boston. Soft City will be on display in our gallery for the month of December to accompany our ongoing exhibition, More or Less in Common: Environment and Justice in the Human Landscape.
Drop in any time between 2:00PM - 4:00PM.
The Leventhal Map and Education Center cares for more than a quarter million cartographic and geographic objects, including maps, atlases, charts, globes, gazetteers, ephemera, research texts, and data sets. With such an extensive collection, it is likely that many of these objects will never be included in exhibitions for public viewing. Our latest series, From The Vault, attempts to remedy that limitation. From The Vault is a biweekly, casual collections showing of objects selected by Map Center staff. These drop-in sessions do not include a formal presentation, though Map Center staff will be available to interpret objects, chat, and answer questions.