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ExhibitionMarginalia in cARTography

Feb 28–May 18, 2014

ancient world map

Exhibition Overview

This exhibition explores the visual discourse between marginal artistic images and the maps where they appear, as this marginalia sheds light on the content and purpose of the maps, their authors and patrons, and on the historical period when they were made. The exhibition also explores cartography as an art form, with a focus on the representations in the map margins.

Marginalia in cARTography is guest curated by Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, 2012-13 David Woodward Memorial Fellow in the History of Cartography, an art historian who specializes in the iconographical analysis of maps and the artistic interest of historical cartography. Ms. Sáenz-López will give a lecture Thursday, Feb. 27, at 5:30, followed by a reception with music by the Kat Trio.

Image: Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula, Map, Amsterdam, 1635, 41 x 54 cm., Courtesy of the Department of Special Collections, Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin-Madison

View and download the exhibition catalogue, Marginalia in CARTography by Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez under the Catalogues section.

Programming & Financial Support

Generous support for this exhibition has been provided by the Chazen Museum of Art Council and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. The David Woodward Memorial Fellow in the History of Cartography was hosted by the UW–Madison Institute for Research in the Humanities and the History of Cartography Project. Ms. Sáenz-López’s research was made possible through the generosity of Arthur and Janet Holzheimer.