Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

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.

Jazz Singers

Offers perspectives on the art of vocal jazz from the 1920s to the present. Rare video clips, photographic portraits, musical scores, correspondence, drawings, and watercolors reveal the sometimes exuberant, sometimes painful, but always vibrant art and life of jazz singers.

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.

Exploring the Early Americas

Examines indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americansand Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds. It features selections from the Jay I. Kislak Collection.

Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture

Explores artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of politics and entertainment in American public life.

Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell’s Map of the United States, 1784

Abel Buell’s New and Correct Map of the United States of North America is the first map of the newly independent United States compiled, printed, and published in America by an American. This important early American map is known to exist in only seven copies. Philanthropist David M. Rubenstein has generously placed his copy of the map at the Library.

Coming Soon

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).

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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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