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Creative Cartography

Cartographic exhibits featuring artworks by Herberger School of Art students and hosted by the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub.

Behind the Collaboration

Part of the life cycle of a library is the withdrawal of worn out or excess materials.  In 2013 the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub decided to withdraw surplus copies of topographic maps.  The result was stacks of maps which were offered to other institutions.  A few were claimed but the majority were not.

In 2014 the ASU Library Map and Geospatial Hub offered the remaining maps to the ASU Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, School of Art.  Fine arts professor Ellen Meissinger jumped at the offer.  She brought a cart and loaded it up.  She took this as an opportunity to design a project for the students in her Art on Paper class.  At the end of the Fall semester, the Map and Geospatial Hub hosted the student exhibition, Memories & Movement.

New groups of students in Professor Meissinger's Art on Paper classes further this collaboration with Order & Chaos (Fall 2015), Through Space and Time (Fall 2016) and Point of View (Fall 2017).  The 2018 installment, Place and Space, will be on display Nov. 7-26 in the Map and Geospatial Hub.

Exhibits: Past and Present

Fall 2018: Place and Space

Exhibit will be on display Nov. 7-26, 2018.

Opening Reception will be Nov. 8, 4-6 pm.


Fall 2017: Point of View

Point of View Art Exhibit, 2017.


Fall 2016: Through Space and Time

Through Space and Time Art Exhibit, 2016.


Fall 2015: Order & Chaos

Order and Chaos Art Exhibit, 2015.


Fall 2014: Memories & Movement

Memories and Movement Art Exhibit, 2014.

Hours and Location

The Map and Geospatial Hub (formerly Map Collection) is located on the 3rd floor of the Noble Library on Tyler Mall on the ASU Tempe Campus. Check the campus map for library locations and visitor parking.

Regular hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed

Hours may vary during holidays and intersessions. Call (480) 965-3582 for more information, or check the on-line schedule.


Hours and Locations