"Of Realism and Fantasy: Etienne Delessert, A Retrospective"
The imaginative and creative genius of Swiss graphic artist Etienne Delessert is on display in this exhibition of 50 of his works, which includes paintings, illustrations for magazines and original art for children's books. It will be on view in the Mumford Foyer, sixth floor, Madison Building, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays only, through July 29.
"Selections from the African American Mosaic"
The African-American Mosaic: A Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History & Culture is the second in a new series of guides to the Library's collections and is the basis for this exhibition. It includes a sampling of items in a wide array of formats from the Library's rich collections that are mentioned in the guide. Focusing on four themes -- colonization, abolition, migration and the Works Progress Administration -- the exhibition is on view in the Madison Foyer, first floor, Madison Building, through July 30.
"Caprices, Grotesques & Homages: Leonard Baskin and the Gehenna Press"
This exhibition of fine books, drawings, prints, proofs, woodblocks, etching plates, photographs and manuscripts celebrates the work of artist Leonard Baskin and his more than 50 years of producing works for the Gehenna Press. Several of Baskin's collaborative efforts with such literary talents as British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes, former Librarian of Congress and poet Archibald MacLeish, and former Library of Congress Consultant in Poetry Stanley Kunitz are also included.The exhibition is on view in Madison Hall, first floor, Madison Building, through Aug. 1.
"ABOUT FACE: Portraits and Caricatures by Carl Van Vechten and Miguel Covarrubias"
Through 35 provocative photographs and drawings of internationally renowned figures, including Joe Louis, Marian Anderson, Igor Stravinsky, Orson Welles, Cab Calloway and Leontyne Price, "ABOUT FACE" explores the common ground between portraiture as practiced by noted dance critic and photographer Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) and caricatures by Miguel Covarrubias (1904-1957), who defined the art for Vanity Fair in the 1920s and 1930s. On view in the Oval Gallery, sixth floor, Madison Building, through Aug. 5, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays only.
"By Securing to Authors: Copyright, Commerce and Creativity in America"
On indefinite display along the fourth floor corridors, Madison Building, the exhibition features a wide range of items that have been copyrighted in America, including original Ken and Barbie dolls, Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech and the statue of the "Maltese falcon" that was used in the film of the same name. It is on view from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., weekdays only.