Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean 


“Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean” opened on February 2 and is on view until May 27, 2018, at the Lowe Art Museum at the University of Miami. The museum is located at 1301 Stanford Drive, Coral Gables, Florida. [Many thanks to Mary Ann Gosser Esquilín for recommending this exhibition, and reporting directly from the Lowe Art Museum!]

Description: Antillean Visions: Maps and the Making of the Caribbean displays nearly 200 rare, beautiful, and historically significant maps of the Caribbean. Drawing largely from University of Miami Libraries and Special Collections, including the recently donated Jay I. Kislak Collection, and the Cuban Heritage Collection at UM’s Richter Library, this exhibition brings together fascinating views of the region, produced by some of the most famous mapmakers of the past five centuries.  With works ranging from the earliest available published view of the Antilles to participatory maps generated by contemporary indigenous peoples, this exhibition explores the powerful role of cartography in shaping our understanding of the Caribbean.

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