Rocky Mountain Map Society

 

The Rocky Mountain Map Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study and appreciation of maps and other items of cartographic interest. The Society was formed in 1991 and is based in Denver, Colorado.

 

Rocky Mountain Map Society “Map Month” 2017

 

 

 

Denver Public Library

 

5:30 PM at Denver Public Library, Conference Room B2.

These programs are free and open to the community.

To increase your enjoyment of “Map Month, the Denver Public Library’s Western History Department will have an exhibit of original and extraordinary maps on the fifth floor, which illustrate the power of art used in maps. The exhibit runs from April 3 to June 2, 2017.

 

Dates:  Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2017
Time:  Lecture Series at 5:30 PM
Location:  Denver Public Library, Room B2

Guest Speakers:

  • May 2: Kate Stuart, Curator of Berger Collection at Denver Art Museum - "Maps in Paintings."
  • May 9: Marcia Yonemoto, Associate Professor at CU Boulder - "Maps as Art and Maps as Information" - and - Tianlong Jiao, Curator of Asian Art at Denver Art Museum - "The Selden Map and Ming China's Maritime World."
  • May 16: Susan Schulten, Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at University of Denver - "Art and Cartography."
  • May 23: Ralph Ehrenberg, Chief (retired), Library of Congress Geography and Map Division - "Follow Your Flight: Souvenir Airline Passenger Maps, 1920s-1980s.”
 

Concurrent with "Map Month," an exhibit, “Native American Geographies,” will feature maps from CU's collection and works on paper by Melanie Yazzie from the Boulder Department of Art and Art History.  The CU Boulder exhibit runs from May 1 to July 7, 2017.