Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

#Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955

Explores what opera critic Charles Jahant’s Instagram account might have looked like had he lived in the internet age, with photographs of his favorite opera singers, along with captions giving his assessment of each singer’s talent and history.

America Reads

Celebrates the public’s choice of the top 40 books by American authors that had a profound effect on American life.

World War I: American Artists View the Great War

Presents the work of American Artists who galvanized public interest in World War I from its onset through its aftermath (1914–1918).

Jacob Riis: Revealing "How the Other Half Lives"

Repositions Jacob Riisas a multi-skilled communicator who devoted his life to writing articles and books and delivering lectures nationwide to spur social reform.

Out of the Ashes: A New Library for Congress and the Nation

Marks the two-hundredth anniversary of the acquisition of Jefferson’s 6,487-volume library. This acquisition was the foundation of the modern Library of Congress.

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From the Home Front and the Front Lines

Consists of original materials and oral histories drawn from the Veterans History Project collections at the Library of Congress.

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