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|| Publications  ||

MC Bulletin Fall 2016

|| Madison Council Activities  ||

2016

  • October 28-29 - Fall Madison Council Meeting. Washington, DC.
  • November 16 - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Concert. The Library presents a star-studded tribute show honoring R&B legend Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. DAR Constitution Hall.
  • December 9, 8PM - Jason Robert Brown Performance. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • December 17, 8PM - Stradivari Anniversary Concert. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.

    2017

    • February 10, 9PM - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Broadcast. The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song will be broadcast on PBS. Check local listings.
    • March 24, 8PM - Arditti Quartet Concert. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • April 26, 7PM - Poet Laurate Concluding Reading. Juan Felipe Herrera will conclude his two terms as Poet Laureate with a dynamic event focusing on Chicano poetry, music and history. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • April 28-29 - Spring Madison Council Meeting. Washington, DC. Details to follow.
    • May 18 - Daniel K. Inouye Distinguished Lecture. The third in a five-year lecture series in conjunction with the Daniel K. Inouye Institute, this lecture will celebrate the legacy and principles of the late Honorable Daniel K. Inouye. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building. Details to follow.
    • June 2017 - Date TBA - Country Music Association (CMA) Songwriters Series. The CMA Songwriters Series shows are intimate presentations where songwriters can exhibit their craft and share many of the stories behind the songs they have penned. The performances at the Library have been praised as some of the greatest showcases of the series. 2017 artists to be announced. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • July 26, 10AM-3PM - 2017 Junior Fellows Treasures Display. This event is the highlight of the summer for Library staff and special guests. Working under the direction of curators and specialists, the 2017 Junior Fellows will display and discuss the historic significance of the collection items they researched and processed during their 10-week summer internships. Room 119, Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • September 1, 6PM - Library of Congress National Book Festival Evening Gala Reception. Coolidge Auditorium and Great Hall, Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • September 2 - Library of Congress National Book Festival. Walter E. Washington Convention Center.
    • October 2017 - Date TBA - Fall Madison Council Meeting. Washington, DC. Details to follow.
    • November 2017 - Date TBA - The Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Concert. This event is the highlight of the summer for Library staff and special guests. DAR Constitution Hall.
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|| Exhibitions ||

  • World War I: American Artists View the Great War. May 7, 2016 – August 19, 2017. Graphic Arts Galleries, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • America Reads. June 16 - December 31, 2016. South Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • #Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955 in Washington, DC. August 11, 2016 - January 21, 2017. Performing Arts Reading Room, James Madison Building.
  • Baseball’s Greatest Hits: The Music of Our National Game. February 9 - July 22, 2017. The Library of Congress will present treasures from its baseball sheet music collections, along with photographs, prints, and musical scores. Performing Arts Reading Room, James Madison Building. Exhibit travels to the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA. August 26, 2017 – February 2018.
  • Jazz Singers. August 26, 2016 – February 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, CA. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
  • #Opera Before Instagram: Portraits, 1890-1955 in Los Angeles, CA. February 18 - August 19, 2017. Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Nineteen Months That Changed America: The United States and World War I. April 2017 – January 2019. On the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I, the Library will mount an exhibition exploring the war from the American perspective, tracing the dramatic events that led to U.S. involvement in the Great War, the debates and struggles that surrounded U.S. engagement, and the emergence of this country as a world power. With the most comprehensive collection of multi-format World War I holdings in the nation, the Library of Congress is uniquely positioned to tell this extraordinary story of our country during this transformative period in history. Southwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration. April 27, 2017 – October 28, 2017. The Library’s most recent acquisition of courtroom drawings was also made possible by Mr. Girardi. South Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
  • Exploring the Early Americas. Ongoing exhibition, opened December 12, 2007. Northwest Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building.
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