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Pictures from an Expedition: Aesthetics of Cartographic Exploration in the Americas

A Symposium at the Newberry Library, Chicago, June 20-21, 2013

This symposium is made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art

The Newberry Library’s Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography is now taking registrations for “Pictures from an Expedition:  Aesthetics of Cartographic Exploration in the Americas.” The two-day symposium, organized by Dr. Ernesto Capello (Macalester College) and Dr. Julia Rosenbaum (Bard College), is supported in part by a grant from the Terra Foundation for American Art. “Pictures from an Expedition” will bring together national and international art historians, historians, and geographers to present and discuss research on the visual material produced during nineteenth-century explorations in the Americas.

The nineteenth century represents a high point in mapping expeditions at the hemispheric level as nations expanded into hitherto “unknown” territories.…

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Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935

Naga basketry helmet with crest of hair from Upper Chindwin,Burma. Collected by the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition in 1935. American Museum of Natural History 70.0/6374.

Naga basketry helmet with crest of hair from Upper Chindwin,Burma. Collected by the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition in 1935. American Museum of Natural History 70.0/6374.

 

Bard Graduate Center Presents

Confluences: An American Expedition to Northern Burma, 1935
April 4 to August 3, 2013

This remarkable exhibition features an assortment of rarely viewed objects carried on the expedition and collected in the field, including clothing, saddles, weapons, photographs, and film footage.

In January 1935, the Vernay-Hopwood Chindwin Expedition set out from Rangoon to explore the upper reaches of the “mighty Chindwin River” on behalf of the American Museum of Natural History. The three-month expedition gathered the museum’s founding biological and anthropological collections from an under-researched area to the east of Burma’s border with Assam and to the south of Tibet.…

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