Robinson Map Library contributes to Chazen exhibit

Next week will be your last chance to catch the Chazen exhibit, Marginalia in cARTography. 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. It also explores cartography as an art form, with a focus on the representations in the map margins.

In our continuing promotion of the exhibit, we bring you a recent Wisconsin Public Radio interview (Live from the Chazen) with Robinson Map Librarian, Jaime Stoltenberg. Listen to Jaime describe two of the maps that were selected from our collection for the Marginalia display.

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.

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.

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

The exhibit runs through May 18th in the Leslie and Johanna Garfield Gallery


Author: Geography Staff

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