Learn about the campus’ history and architecture and explore the campus that might have been. In honor of the University of Michigan’s bicentennial, we highlight the U-M Ann Arbor campus, both before its creation and throughout its continuous evolution. Depicting the Ann Arbor area before the establishment of the city, the exhibit celebrates the Native American community and highlights its presence throughout the decades. Featuring the work of famous architects such as Alexander Jackson Davis, Albert Kahn and Eero Saarinen, the exhibit presents maps, plans, architectural drawings, proposals, and photographs of the campus throughout its evolution.
When: July 21 - January 19, 2018
Mr. Vignaud's Maps: Unraveling a Cartographic Mystery from the Golden Age of Dutch Cartography
In 1922 the University of Michigan acquired the library of Henry Vignaud, an American diplomat living in Paris, whose extensive personal library included thousands of books, atlases, maps, and other publications. Many of Vignaud's maps were extracted from broken atlases, originally published by the illustrious Hondius and Janssonius publishing houses. Staff in the Clark Library sought to organze these fascinating maps based on their physical characteristics and similarities, with the ultimate goal of reassembling the original atlases. This exhibit and the accompanying online exhibit feature the results of their remarkable findings, as well as a glimpse into the history of the Golden Age of mapmaking in 17th century Amsterdam.
When: February 1 - April 13, 2018
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