Cartographic Encounters

March 21, 2020 – May 24, 2020



Cartography—the art and science of mapmaking—has been practiced across cultures and times. The objects in this exhibition force us to consider how maps create, mediate, and reinforce social and political relations between cultures, regions, and nations. Even as we recognize aspects of cartographic practices that are shared between cultures, this exhibition aspires to catalyze an expanded notion of cartography beyond the material bounds and geopolitical purposes to which scientific cartographers aspire, but also limit themselves. Drawn from the Hood Museum of Art’s collection, this exhibition highlights the diversity of approaches and possibilities for thinking about how we represent space and place.

This exhibition is organized by the Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, and was generously supported by The Harrington Gallery Fund.

Exhibition Curator

Kenneth Bauer