Crossing Boundaries: Art // Maps
October 9, 2018 – April 20, 2019

When the imaginative journeys of contemporary artists incorporate elements from a cartographer’s toolkit, these borrowings can add narrative, semi-narrative or abstract depth to a work of art.  To offer comparison and commentary to encourage exploration of each artwork, maps from several centuries have been selected from the collection of the Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library. Our intention in presenting these juxtapositions is to cross the traditional boundaries of art and cartography to stimulate fresh appreciation of both media.

Visit the exhibition in the Map Center GallerySee the online exhibition

America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century
Part I: May 4 – November 10, 2019
Part II: November 23, 2019 – May 10, 2020

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