Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

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.

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.

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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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