Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood

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.

#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).

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.

Thomas Jefferson's Library

Take a trip through a re-created version of Jefferson’s library, which assembles 6,487 volumes that founded the Library of Congress, and learn how one of America’s greatest thinkers was inspired through the world of books.

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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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