Four current exhibitions at the Library of Congress

Current Exhibitions

Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I

Examines the upheaval of world war as Americans confronted it—both at home and abroad.

Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists

Features the rich collections of the Library of Congress and brings to light remarkable but little-known contributions made by North American women to the art forms of illustration and cartooning. Spanning the late 1800s to the present, the exhibition highlights the gradual broadening in both the private and public spheres, of women’s roles and interests, and demonstrates that women once constrained by social conditions and convention, have gained immense new opportunities for self-expression and discovery.

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.

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.

Herblock Gallery

Celebrates the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block—better known as "Herblock"—with an ongoing display of ten original drawings, to change every six months, drawn from the Library's extensive Herbert L. Block Collection.

Coming Soon

Baseball Americana

Exhibition will explore baseball’s roots, its changing traditions, and the game today through a collection of items that cannot be found anywhere else.

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