MAPPING “THE EAST”: ENVISIONING ASIA IN THE AGE OF EXPLORATION

An exhibition presented by the Ricci Institute, the Art History/Arts Management Program (USF), and Manresa Gallery.

MARCH 30 – MAY 22, 2016
MANRESA GALLERY, INSIDE ST. IGNATIUS CHURCH
650 PARKER AVENUE, SAN FRANCISCO
Tuesday – Friday 1pm – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm + between Masses
Sunday Mass times at St. Ignatius Church are at 8am, 9:30am, and 11am

An exhibition of 20 early maps and books of Asia produced by European cartographers during the 16th-18th centuries. Drawn from the collections of Sophia University, Tokyo, and the Ricci Institute, these works reflect expanding knowledge of East Asia during the Age of Exploration, and their makers’ European religious and philosophical perspectives.

Curators: Prof. Catherine Lusheck (Art History/Arts Administration Program, USF) and Madeline E. Warner (’15).

This exhibition is part of Cartography and East-West Exchange, a series of programs presented by the Ricci Institute.

*Free and open to the public.

Press:
Madeline Warner’s interview with SF Weekly

Manresa Gallery juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art to highlight diverse expressions of faith. It provides a space for local and international artists to contemplate and expand spiritual practices through artistic expression and community engagement. Explorations provide a platform for practical outreach based upon interfaith dialogue.

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