Presented by Christine Gervais, director of Rienzi and curator of decorative arts

February Topic:
“J. & W. Cary’s Terrestrial Globe

Globes became increasingly popular during the 18th century, serving practical uses such as the recording of new discoveries and as educational tools for astronomers. Terrestrial globes not only figured into the development of global geography, but they were also used by rulers in drawing their claims to territorial possessions in newly discovered, distant territories.

About Gallery Talks at Rienzi
Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. Gallery talks are presented by Museum curators, conservators, and librarians. 

This event is free with Rienzi admission! Reservations are encouraged: or 713.639.7800.

Education programs at Rienzi receive generous funding from the Sterling-Turner Foundation; The Brown Foundation, Inc.; the Carroll Sterling and Harris Masterson III Endowment; and the Caroline Wiess Law Endowment for Rienzi.