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Library of Congress exhibitions reveal the immense and diverse materials and artifacts found in its collections. Themes and topics include explorations of early societies; examinations of innovative ideas; reflections on the lives of cultural and historical icons; and more.

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Online Exhibitions

Exhibitions can be viewed both on site at the Library and online. Exhibitions no longer on display at the Library are archived in their entirety and can be searched and viewed here.
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Thomas Jefferson's Library
Draws on the Library’s Thomas Jefferson materials to examine the influence Jefferson’s thoughts and interests had on his own life, the American republic, and the world.

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.

Exploring the Early Americas
Features selections from the Jay I. Kislak Collection to examine indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and Europeans, and the changes caused by the meeting of the two worlds.

Hope for America: Performers, Politics and Pop Culture
Explores the interplay of politics and entertainment, focusing on the careers of Bob Hope and other entertainers who were involved in the political climate of their times.

Down to Earth: Herblock and Photographers Observe the Environment
Offers new perspectives with which to view our planet through Herblock's editorial cartoons paired with the work of photographers recording the environment.

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