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.

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.

 

May 2017 – Forthcoming Map Month Activities

 

 

 

 

Presentations: 5:30 PM at Denver Public Library (DPL), Conference Room B2.

 

DPL Exhibit: April 3-June 2.

 

CU-Boulder Exhibit: May 1-July 7.

 

All programs are free and open to the community.

 

DPL Presentations:

·  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 of the Library of Congress Geography and Map Division (retired) - "Follow Your Flight: Souvenir Airline Passenger Maps, 1920s-1980s.”

DPL Map Exhibit:

The Western History Department has opened their exhibit of original maps on the fifth floor (Gates Exhibit Room), illustrating the power of art in maps.

CU-Boulder Map Exhibit:

“Native American Geographies” at the CU Earth Sciences & Map Library features maps from CU’s map collection, plus mixed-media artwork by Melanie Yazzie from the Department of Art and Art History.