Art At Noon

Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic

Event Info
Rhoden Arts Center
Samuel M.V. Hamilton Building
Registration
General Public
Free
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How did maps and mapmakers help create the United States?

Dr. Erin Holmes, lead curator of Mapping a Nation: Shaping the Early American Republic at the American Philosophical Society, will explore the way maps, as both artworks and practical tools, had political and social meaning that created and extended the physical, political, and ideological boundaries of the new nation while creating and reinforcing structural inequalities in the Early Republic.