Four exhibitions relating to maps and mapping will be on view in and around the Walters Art Museum.

Map of BelgiumMaps: Finding Our Place in the World

March 16–June 8, 2008

Opening March 16, Maps: Finding Our Place in the World is a fascinating exploration of the art of maps and mapping, with works by artists, statesmen, and explorers from Leonardo da Vinci and Thomas Jefferson to Hernan Cortes.

Stellar SpireMapping the Cosmos: Images from the Hubble Space Telescope

February 2–July 27, 2008

Mapping the Cosmos: Images from the Hubble Space Telescope features pictures that are as beautiful and awe-inspiring as they are scientifically momentous. The exhibition will encourage visitors to consider how these images shape our understanding of the universe.

Oakenshawe MapMaps on Purpose

March 1–June 8, 2008

Maps on Purpose features maps created by residents of multiple Baltimore city neighborhoods. Residents mapped such things as community treasures, visions for change, and how people travel within their neighborhood.

mica showBeyond the Compass, Beyond the Square

March 29–May 20, 2008

Beyond the Compass, Beyond the Square, installed in Mt. Vernon Place, is a site-specific exhibition created and curated by students from the Maryland Institute College of Art.