Events at the Library of Congress

Thursday, April 2, 2020

  • Event | courses and workshops
    Printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. & Socially Conscious Art
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
    In conversation with Library of Congress Curator of Fine Prints Katherine Blood, printer Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. will discuss the role of socially conscious art with particular focus on Rosa Parks and his work with Arlington Arts to commemorate Arlington, Virginia’s civil rights history. North Curtain (LJ-G25)
  • Event | special events
    Richard Ford and Frank Heibert
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
    For this event, titled “A Good Story Knows No Borders,” 2019 Library of Congress Prize in American Fiction winner Richard Ford will give a talk about the universality of fiction as well as participate in a moderated discussion with his German translator, Frank Heibert, and Library of Congress Literary Director Marie Arana.
    This event will be livestreamed on Facebook External and YouTube External.
    Coolidge Auditorium (LJ-G45A)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    The 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Botanic Garden
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The U.S. Botanical Garden was officially founded in 1820 under auspices of the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences. Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    The 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The Boston Massacre became a symbol of British tyranny and an important stepping-stone on the road to rebellion. All items on display are reproduced from the collections of the Library of Congress. Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The following display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2020 recipient, country music icon, Garth Brooks. Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The 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. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Take a self-guided 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. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Public Tours of the Thomas Jefferson Building
    Event has been cancelled
    Thursday
    April 2, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:30 am EDT
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT
    12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EDT
    2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
    Take a free one-hour walking tour of the historic Thomas Jefferson building to learn about its symbolic art and architecture. Volunteer docents tell the story of the Library, America's oldest cultural institution: its history, collections, and services for Congress and the nation. Ground Floor Information Desk

Friday, April 3, 2020

  • Event | exhibits and tours
    The 200th Anniversary of the U.S. Botanic Garden
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The U.S. Botanical Garden was officially founded in 1820 under auspices of the Columbian Institute for the Promotion of Arts and Sciences. Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    The 250th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The Boston Massacre became a symbol of British tyranny and an important stepping-stone on the road to rebellion. All items on display are reproduced from the collections of the Library of Congress. Great Hall - 2nd Floor (LJ-200-E)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Exploring the Early Americas Exhibition
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Exploring the Early Americas features selections from the more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that make up the Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress. Northwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    The Gershwin Prize for Popular Song
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The following display includes material from the Library’s collections that highlights the work of each of the past Gershwin prize recipients as well as the 2020 recipient, country music icon, Garth Brooks. Great Hall - 1st Floor (LJ-100)
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Herblock Gallery
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    The 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. Graphic Arts Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Experience the glamour and sophistication of the 1920s and 1930s in this permanent tribute to the brothers who helped provide a musical background to the period. The exhibition contains a wealth of materials that provide insight into their careers and personalities, including manuscript and printed music, lyric sheets and librettos, personal and business correspondence, photographs, paintings, and drawings, all from the Gershwin Collection in... George and Ira Gershwin Room
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Politicians and entertainers have dominated public life in America for much of the twentieth century. Members of both professions have found their worlds increasingly entangled. The exhibition explores some of these entanglements, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times. Explore artifacts that represent an array of viewpoints on the interplay of... Bob Hope Gallery of American Entertainment
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Mapping a Growing Nation: From Independence to Statehood
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    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. Great Hall North Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Rosa Parks: In Her Own Words showcases rarely seen materials that offer an intimate view of Rosa Parks and documents her life and activism—creating a rich opportunity for viewers to discover new dimensions to their understanding of this seminal figure. South Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Handwritten letters, speeches, photographs and scrapbooks, created by American suffragists who persisted for more than 70 years to win voting rights for women, will be featured in a new exhibition at the Library of Congress. Southwest Gallery
  • Event | exhibits and tours
    Thomas Jefferson's Library
    Event has been cancelled
    Friday
    April 3, 2020
    8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
    Take a self-guided 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. Southwest Gallery