Library of Congress - Thomas Jefferson Bldg.

Monday - Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(Capitol Hill)
Capitol South (orange/blue line) Exit station using main exit Walk approx. 2 blocks N on 1st Street SE.
Free
202-707-5000
2/4

Calefax

The quintet performs selections from Shostakovich's Preludes and Fugues as well as works by Ockeghem, Franck, Nancarrow and Strauss. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
2/7

Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake

The tenor and pianist perform Schubert's "Winterreise," after which Bostridge discusses his new book "Schubert's Winter Journey: Anatomy of an Obsession.". At the Coolidge Auditorium.
2/18

Richard Goode and Friends

The pianist performs works by Schumann and Brahms with violinist Itamar Zorman, violist Kyle Armbrust and cellist Brook Speltz. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
2/20

Claremont Trio with Misha Amory, viola

Joined by violinist Misha Amory the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson International Trio Award-winning trio performs a program featuring Grime's "Three Whistler Miniatures.". At the Coolidge Auditorium.
3/7

Curtis Chamber Orchestra

Led by Atlanta Symphony Orchestra music director Robert Spano, the chamber ensemble presents a program featuring works by Prokofiev, Spano and Mozart as well as the world premiere of Higdon's Viola Concerto with violist Roberto Diaz. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
3/13

Kim Kashkashian and Peter Nagy

The violist and pianist perform works by Bartok, Schumann and Brahms as well as Tihanyi's "Eight Invocations to the Lunar Phases.". At the Coolidge Auditorium.
3/21

Leipzig String Quartet

The ensemble performs works by Stravinsky, Wagner, Debussy and Borodin. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
Through 3/21

Herblock Looks at 1964

The current installation in the Library of Congress's ongoing display of 10 original drawings by cartoonist Herbert L. Block. At the Jefferson Building.
4/10

Daniel Hope, violin, Paul Neubauer, viola, David Finkel, cello and Wu Han, piano

The artists perform works by Schumann and Brahms as well as a 1876 one-movement quartet composed by Mahler when he was a 16-year-old Vienna Conservatory student. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
4/24

Katherine Chi and Aleksander Madzar

The pianists perform Karlheinz Stockhausen's 1970 "Mantra" for two pianos, percussion and electronics with James Donahue and Cameron Kirkpatrick. Violinist Yura Lee joins Chi to perform Elliott Carter's "Duo" for violin and piano. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
4/25

Jory Vinikour

The Paris conductor and harpsichordist performs works by Handel and J.S. Bach. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
5/2

Two Thousand Flutes

Flutist Lorna McGhee, curator Carol Lynn Ward-Bamford, and pianist Ryo Yanagitani, explore the ancient history of the flute in "Two Thousand Flutes," a program presented with the Library of Congress. McGhee will perform on some of the rare instruments from the Library's Dayton C. Miller Flute Collection. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
5/22

Jennifer Koh, Anssi Karttunen and Benjamin Hochman

The violinist, cellist and pianist perform Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho's new work "Light and Matter," which was co-commissioned by the Library of Congress. The program will also feature works by Debussy and Ravel. At the Coolidge Auditorium.
3/21 - 9/1

Herblock Looks at 1965: Fifty Years Ago in Editorial Cartoons

An exhibition celebrating the work of editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block features 10 original drawings by the artist from the Library of Congress's Herbert L. Block Collection. At the Jefferson Building.
Through 9/12

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom

With more than 200 items on display, two new films and 10 audiovisual stations with news and documentary footage, this exhibition highlights the first major civil rights law passed by Congress since Reconstruction. At the Jefferson Building, Southwest Gallery.
Through 12/1

Mapping a New Nation: Abel Buell's Map of the United States, 1784

An exhibition of Abel Buell's map of the United States, the first map compiled, printed and published in America by an American. At the Jefferson Building.
3/21 - 3/19/16

Pointing Their Pens: Herblock and Fellow Cartoonists Confront the Issues

An exhibition pairing editorial cartoonist Herbert L. Block's cartoons with the works of his conservative contemporaries reveals the range of editorial opinions that came from such topics as World War II, the Red Scare, the Cold War, the Vietnam War and more. At the Jefferson Building.
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Editorial Review

The Library of Congress occupies three buildings on Capitol Hill, of which the Thomas Jefferson Building (1897) is the original. The Library began in 1800 inside the U.S. Capitol.