Points of Departure: Meditations on Mapping

Points of Departure: Meditations on Mapping

Multiple locations
September 5, 2017 9:00am to November 11, 2017 9:00pm

“From way-finding to envisioning the unknown, mappings record our thinking and compel us to take imaginative leaps. They help us share ways of seeing, creating avenues for questioning and communicating across deep divides. A special kind of activity, mapping becomes not only a portrait but a story of connections, contradiction, and mystery. Both collage and conversation, mapping at its best offers points of departure with destinations unknown.”


from the Curator’s Statement, Karen Sardisco and Colleen Buzzard


River Campus Libraries has partnered with a number of local institutions in a multi-part series of exhibitions on maps and mapping. Please see a complete list of locations bellow:


Mercer Gallery, Monroe Community College

September 5-30, 2017

Opening Reception, September 14, 2017, 5-7 pm


Sunken Gallery, The Wallace Center

Rochester Institute of Technology

Artists’ Book Exhibit

September 5 – October 15, 2017



Art/Music Library, Rush Rhees Library

University of Rochester

Artists’ Book Display

September 5 – October 15, 2017

Reception, September 21, 2017, 4:30-6:30 pm


Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation, Rush Rhees Library

University of Rochester

The Dr. Ruth W. Schwartz & Dr. Seymour I. Schwartz Collection

September 5 – October 15, 2017


Lab Space@RoCo

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

Installation by Kyle Butler

October 6 – November 11, 2017

Reception, October 6, 2017, 6-9 pm


Visual Studies Workshop

31 Prince Street

Installation by Cathryn Smith

October 24 – November 11, 2017

Reception, November 3, 2017, 6-9 pm




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