The L.A. Public Library’s Central Branch is opening a new exhibit on Wednesday, called “L.A. Maps Unfolded.”
At the library’s Getty Gallery, a series of historical maps will be on display, ranging from 1900s classroom maps to topographical maps, gold claims, and a Spanish map of the California coast from 1791. The L.A. Public Library has one of the nation’s largest cartography collections, so this exhibit is guaranteed to please map nerds of all stripes.
Beginning October 26th, the Library will also host a lecture series from artists, cartographers, and historians on the various ways maps can shape society and vice versa.
I am definitely going.
The exhibition itself runs through January 22nd. Check out the Central Library’s site for more information.
image by M.V. Jantzen.