Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building
Rare Book Department at Parkway Central Library
The Free Library’s newest exhibition, Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building explores the creative and artistic choices that mapmakers use to build worlds and enhance storytelling. The exhibition delves into the relationships between imaginary maps (found in fiction, fantasy, sci-fi, and other genres) and traditional maps (of real places). Visitors will discover the ways fantastical maps borrow elements from traditional maps to establish a sense of realism. The exhibition features tactile maps and an audio narration to supplement your exhibition experience.
The exhibition is on display in the Rare Book Department's William B. Dietrich Gallery through July 28, 2023.
Mapping Imagination: The Art of World-Building and its related programming are made possible by generous support from the Lindback Foundation, the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation, and the Independence Foundation.
Rare Book Department
Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103
1-833-TALK FLP (825-5357)