Talk Examines Art at the Borders of Maps

Detail of map of world by Jan Baptista Vrients, ca 1590. From the collection of the American Geographical Society The Map Society of Wisconsin hosts a presentation by art historian Dr. Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, Centro de Ciencias Humanas y Sociales, Madrid, Spain, entitled “Marginalia in cARTography: Exploring the Edges of Maps” on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2 p.m. in the American Geographical Society Library (AGSL), located on the third floor east wing of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

Dr. Sáenz-López Pérez was a 2012-13 David Woodward Fellow in the History of Cartography at UW-Madison, where she researched and curated a map exhibition, “Marginalia in cARTography.”

The exhibit, which includes several items on loan from the AGSL, is on display at the Chazen Art Museum on the UW-Madison campus from Feb. 28 - May 18, 2014.

In her presentation at UWM, she will discuss how her exhibit explores cartography as an art form, with a focus on representations in map margins.

The talk, free and open to the public, will be preceded by a reception at 1:30 p.m.

For more information or special needs, call 414-229-6282 or email agsl@uwm.edu.

Image: Detail of world map by Jan Baptista Vrients, ca 1590. From the collection of the American Geographical Society Library.

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