Rocky Mountain Map Society Lectures May 11th & 18th

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Learn more about maps and mapping in two stimulating lectures by Professor Susan Schulten (DU Department of History) and Curtis Bird (owner of The Old Map Gallery).  These events are free and open to the public (details below).

The lectures are in conjunction with our current exhibit “Pictorial Maps of the 20th Century,” on display now in the Upper Level of the Anderson Academic Commons.

Rocky Mountain Map Society Event: How an Artist Reinvented the Map

Monday, May 11, 2015, 6:30PM-8:30PM
AAC Room 290
The 1920s ushered in a new style of cartography that almost caricatures traditional maps. Designed by modern artists, these maps were created for tourism, commercial advertising, or to illustrate the news and other themes. Known as “Pictorial Maps”, they integrated narrative, geography, and a sense of humor in a way that was both useful and visually striking. This lecture, by Professor Susan Schulten in the Department of History, is part of a joint program entitled “Mapping in the Early 20th Century” by the Rocky Mountain Map Society, Denver Public Library, and the University of Denver. Please register online.

Rocky Mountain Map Society Event: Pictorial Maps, A History and Overview

Monday, May 18, 2015, 6:30PM-8:30PM
AAC Room 290
The 1920s ushered in a new style of cartography that almost caricatures traditional maps. Designed by modern artists, these maps were created for tourism, commercial advertising, or to illustrate the news and other themes. Known as “Pictorial Maps”, they integrated narrative, geography, and a sense of humor in a way that was both useful and visually striking. This lecture, by Curtis Bird, owner of The Old Map Gallery, is part of a joint program entitled “Mapping in the Early 20th Century” by the Rocky Mountain Map Society, Denver Public Library, and the University of Denver. Please register online.

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