This tour will include the Three Charters of Freedom: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. A selection of documents and records from the Archives holdings of over one billion will be pulled for a special viewing.
National Gallery of Art
Go behind the scenes of the East Building of the National Gallery of Art for a visit to the Print Study Room. You will have the opportunity to view typographical prints, rare books, unusual book structures from the permanent collection that are rarely on view. There will be time for a close examination of the works and a question and answer period.
National Museum of Women in the Arts
The NMWA collection now comprises more than 1,000 unique books and limited editions in a variety of formats, from scrolls and accordions to codices and sculptures. A selection from this foremost collection will be available for viewing and discussion.
View a selection of artists’ books and prints from the vast holdings of the Smithsonian Institution libraries, including from the African Art Museum, the American Art Museum, the American Archives, and the Hirshhorn Museum. The temporary exhibition Material Meaning will also be on view.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress has a strong concentration of materials relating to the production of finely crafted and beautifully illustrated books. View fine examples of the printed word with an emphasis on the blending of design, type, and illustration.