The oldest map yet discovered is from the 5th century BC and is Babylonian. We have always needed guidance to find our way from here to there. "The New Yorker" magazine has for years created cartoons portraying summer people lost on the back roads of New England, stopping and asking directions of an aged Yankee who has them taking a left after Widow Wickham's second red barn. The magazine's best mapping joke is likely a preppy duo in a smart MG sitting in the middle of a stream. The wife looks at her perplexed mate and says, "You should have told me the blue lines on the map are water."
We have brought together an assemblage of printed, photographed and hand-drawn maps that date from 1722 to the mid-20th century. From whalers off the coast of Gardiner's Island to East Hampton Village plat-maps, if you enjoy following routes via an atlas, you will find this exhibition fun and enlightening. If you have only experienced GPS, come down a find out have your grandmother found her way to Greenport.
This photographic exhibition celebrates The Thomas & Mary Nimmo Moran Studio's acceptance into The Historic Artists' Homes and Studios Program (HAHS) of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
With more than 30 member museums across the country, HAHS is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the places where art was made. In this exhibition, over 50 photographs will honor the amazing creative spaces of American artists whose studios have become part of HAHS, including Thomas and Mary Nimmo Moran.
Image Courtesy of East Hampton Library
This exhibit was made possible with support of the Henry Luce Foundation and the Wyeth Foundation for American Art.
Our summer 2018 exhibition featured a festive theme highlighting objects and stories from clambakes, picnics, parties, and celebrations of the last 150 years.
Vignettes included scenes of Main Street, LVIS fairs, Fourth of July parades, beach picnics, and summer tourists at the railroad station.