Arts and Exhibits at the Library

Arts and Exhibits at the Library

DC Public Library’s Arts and Exhibits Program highlights the history and culture of the District of Columbia through exhibits displayed in DC Public Library buildings and online. Link to the exhibits below for select information about the program, and watch this space for updates.

Exhibit Applications

Did you know that you can apply to have the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library host your arts or humanities exhibit ? The MLK Library hosts temporary exhibits throughout the building, and limited slots are available. Proposals will be considered through an application process each spring and fall. The next round of applications will be reviewed in April 2023.
For more information and to apply, please visit dclibrary.org/exhibits/apply.


For more information on the program or an application for submitting an unsolicited project contact Monica Miller at monica.miller@dc.gov.

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Chocolate City Keep Crankin
Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Nov. 16 - Dec. 15., 2022
Black Lives Matter Memorial Fence Artifact Collection
Floor 1, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Oct. 28, 2022 - Feb 24, 2023
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Up from the People: Protest and Change in D.C.
Floor 4, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
On Permanent View
Alma Thomas: Life is Color, a Timeline
Floor 2, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Through 2024
Don Miller poses with Rosa Parks in front of the MLK Mural
The Making of the MLK Mural
Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Jan. 17 - Mar. 31, 2022
We're Not Asking Politely: How Letter Writers Won the Campaign to Name the Library After Dr. King
Great Hall, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Jan. 17 - Mar. 31, 2022
 
Dedication Day
World War I Memorial: Telling the Story
Fifth Floor, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
Jan. 10 - Mar. 31, 2022
Mayday 1971
 
Square 0375 
A Walk Around the Block
Projection by Robin Bell
 
Ivy City Voice
We Read the Future by the Past
People's University