The World of 1607 (2007-2008)

Presentation Date: 

Sunday, April 1, 2007


Jamestown Settlement, Virginia

This exhibition–which was divided into four cycles–commemorated the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown, Virginia, by placing America's first permanent English colony in a global context, portraying a larger world of discovery, strife, expansion, innovation, artistic expression, and cultural exchange.  The conceptual framework of the exhibition and accompanying catalog were developed in collaboration with a group of 28 internationally recognized scholars, each of whom explored an aspect of the intellectual and cultural life of peoples around the globe at the beginning of the modern era. 

Schechner was a contributing curator, and curated Cycle IV: “New Worlds, New Scientific Instruments: Cosmology, Mathematics and Power at the Time of Jamestown.”

See also: 2000s