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GE-271463-20

Newberry Library (Chicago, IL 60610-3380)
James R. Akerman (Project Director: January 2020 to present)
Crossings: Mapping, Migration, and Tourism in the United States. An Exhibition at the Newberry Library

Planning of an exhibition that illustrates how mapping and the shared experience of travel has shaped the American identity.

The Newberry Library requests $39,950 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to support planning of the exhibition, Crossings: Mapping, Migration, and Tourism in the United States. Using maps, guidebooks, and travel accounts, Crossings will present a historical and geographic panorama of Americans “on the road” and illustrate how mapping and the shared experience of travel on four enduring pathways, or “crossings,” has shaped their American identity. The exhibition will be on view at the library in Spring 2022. NEH funding will provide partial support for planning the exhibition, associated publications and web resources, public programs, and programs for K-12 educators and students. This planning grant will enable the curator to engage three consulting scholars and two educational consultants; finalize the exhibition checklist; draft the exhibition script; work with exhibition designers; and plan for producing a gallery guide, web resources, and curricular materials.

Project fields:
Geography; U.S. History

Program:
Exhibitions: Planning

Division:
Public Programs

Totals:
$39,950 (approved)
$39,950 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2020 – 8/31/2021