"Picturing the World" Gallery

The Picturing the World collection, courtesy of Graham Arader and generous donors to the Arader Galleries, brings more than 100 historically significant maps, John James Audubon prints, and botanical watercolors to the academic research community at Northeastern University. The collection has been incorporated into various academic courses for students to explore and discover the invention of the natural world as an object of scientific study. The first installment of the collection arrived at Northeastern in 2011 with the primary goal of using the prints in the classroom. Today, they are on display in Snell Library’s West side classroom wing, situated within glass gallery cases on the classroom walls. These prints are a tremendous addition to Northeastern cultural assets and are a highly valued teaching tool.