|New York Map Society
Map Shows & Lectures
Courtesy, New York Transit
|Courtesy Queens Museum
|Through November 10, 2019
"America Transformed: Mapping the 19th Century"
This exhibit is presented in two chapters:
"The United States Expands Westward, 1800-1862, through November 2019
From Homesteads to Modern Cities, 1862-1900, November 2019-May 2020
The maps in this exhibition were created predominantly by Euro-American
cartographers, and published by government agencies or commercial profit-
seeking companies. They promote Euro-American culture and perpetuate
certain interpretations of history. This was at the expense of other points of
view – especially of indigenous peoples, those that were enslaved, and
immigrant laborers, among many others. Unseen here but equally vital are
stories of heroic resilience, resistance, and cultural preservation.
|1908 Frank Bond: "United
States showing routes of
principal explorers and
early roads and highways."
Norman B. Leventhal Map
|"A Walk in Algers"
|October 17 - November 26
"Mapping Life" Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University
Reception: October 17, 5:00 –8:00 p.m
In conjunction with "Maps Everywhere" in the Visual Arts Gallery, Mapping
Life sheds light onto contemporary artists’ varied use of cartographic methods
and forms in translating people’s lives, actions, and memories into their work.
|"Michi" (Unknown Place)