From My Point of View - Seeing and Not Seeing: New Worlds through the Eyes of Columbus, Vespucci, and Verrazzano

Event Details

Date: August 02, 2013

Time: 12:00 pm to 01:00 pm

Location: Gallery 18

Cost: Free with admission

Contact: Gilcrease Museum 918-596-2700


Brian Hosmer, Ph.D., H.G. Barnard Chair of Western American History at The University of Tulsa, will speak. The journeys of Italian explorers Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci and Giovanni De Verrazzano are rightly understood as events of almost incalculable significance. Records of their experiences introduced Europeans to unknown lands and peoples, setting the stage for global transformations. But what did they see, and communicate? This talk will focus on the seen and unseen in these voyages, and how both have come to shape our understandings of history and the world we inhabit.

From My Point of View is an informal presentation and audience participation is welcome. Bring a sack lunch to eat while you learn! (Note: Food/Drinks carried through the museum must be in closed containers.)

Free and open to the public with paid museum admission.