Mapping an Uneven Country: Bird’s Eye Views of Vermont investigates the popular phenomenon of “perspective” or “bird’s eye” views that sprang up during the second half of the 19th century through more than three dozen drawn, painted, and printed views of the Green Mountain State. Often created by itinerant painters or roving “Map Men,” these depictions presented orderly visions of growing towns and highlighted civic development, industry, and technological advancements. Mingling facts with a measure of imagination, these stunning panoramas were frequently displayed in homes and businesses and were intended to boost commercial and investment interest while also stimulating civic pride.

Colgate Gallery, Pizzagalli Center for Art and Education

Timing

Nov 10, 2018 - Opening

Mar 3, 2019 - Closing