Chazen Museum of Art


Marginalia in cARTography

February 28 to May 18 | Leslie and Johanna Garfield Gallery

February 28 through May 18, 2014

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.
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 under the Catalogues section.

Preview reception and lecture: Thursday, February 27

  • 5:30 p.m.: Lecture, “The map is on the edge, the truth is in the margins” on Marginalia in cARTography by exhibition curator Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez in room L140 of the Conrad A. Elvehjem building.
  • 6:30–8 p.m.: Preview reception with music by The Kat Trio, refreshments and a cash bar.

Also of interest:

March 4, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Presentation and tours of the Robinson Map Library and Geography Library

  • 5:30–6:30 p.m. Panel discussion with Sandra Sáenz-López Pérez, Woodward Fellow; Jaime Stoltenberg, Map and Geospatial Data Librarian; Tom Tews, Geography Librarian; and Jude Leimer, Managing Editor, History of Cartography Project. This panel presentation is part of  “The World at Your Fingertips: Geographic and Cartographic Treasures in Science Hall,” hosted by Friends of the UW–Madison Libraries, cosponsored by the Robinson Map Library, the Geography Library, and the History of Cartography Project. Science Hall, 550 N. Park St.

IMAGE ABOVE: 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

EXHIBITIONS PAGE THUMBNAIL: Blaeu, Joan, Nova et accuratissima totius terrarum orbis tabula from the Atlas Major, Sive Cosmographia (vol. 1), Map, Amsterdam, 1662, 42.3 x 55.8 cm., Courtesy of the Osher Map Library at the University of Southern Maine

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