The University of Arizona Museum of Art and Archive of Visual Arts

You are Here: Mediated Understanding of Our World

Francis Hogenberg, City Plans of Mexico, ca. 1572, Engraving, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Pal Keleman
Robert H. Colescott, Beauty is Only Skin Deep, 1991, Acrylic on Canvas, Museum purchase with funds provided by the Edward J. Gallagher, Jr. Memorial Fund

December 9, 2017 – April 1, 2018

Throughout centuries, maps have served as tools of victory over reality. Featuring functional maps in addition to artworks that incorporate cartographic vocabulary, this exhibition explores themes of navigation, accuracy, presumed reality, and politics.


Please join us for a presentation by Stefano Bloch Ph.D, UA School of Geography on March 15 at 5:30 pm. Bloch, a cultural geographer and urban ethnographer,will present on his research in conjunction with the exhibition.