December 7, 2013–April 13, 2014
GRI Galleries I and II
offers insight into how adventures on other continents and discoveries of different cultures were perceived, represented, and transmitted during the era of ocean travel. The exhibition features works from the GRI's special collections, including rare books, maps, panoramic vues d'optique
, photographs, and prints from the 16th to the 21st century, such as Napoleon's monumental folios on Egypt.
Experts lead special gallery tours Thursdays at 2:00 p.m., beginning December 12.
Learn more about this exhibition.
View images from one of the books in the exhibition.