Upcoming BMS Events

Early September, Date TBD
Beneath Our Feet: Mapping the World Below
Leventhal Map Center, Boston Public Library

700 Boylston Street, Boston Massachusetts

Humans have been delving below the earth’s surface for tens of thousands of years.  From the earliest maps of the spiritual underworld made by ancient man, to digital maps of the seabed produced today, the human need to explore and envision the world beneath our feet is age-old.  In this exhibition, you will see how ancient Romans carved vast catacombs in the earth, how minerals and natural resources have been studied, engineered and transported since the 19th century, how today’s scientific and cartographic advancements have enabled us to picture the entire ocean floor and what lies below the streets of Boston.  As you explore nearly 400 years of maps and images of the world below, you can compare the historical viewpoint with the modern, and see how we have advanced our perception and depiction of what lies beneath our feet.

October, Date TBD
Look But Don’t Touch: Tactile Maps
Jonathan Rosenwasser at the Harvard Map Collection
Harvard Yard, Cambridge Massachusetts


January 2018, Date TBD
Houghton Library Maps in Books Exhibit
Harvard Yard, Cambridge Massachusetts