The Library of Virginia offers exhibitions that explore the commonwealth's social and cultural history. The exhibition program promotes interest in and use of the collections and services of the Library of Virginia. In addition to using materials from the Library's collections, the exhibitions also incorporate materials from the larger library and museum community. Online versions include key themes and artifacts from past exhibitions.
Night photography has become an increasingly successful and accessible medium as photographic technology has improved over twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Dark Side reveals the link between the art and photographic technology, one often driving the other, and explores the latest technologies of nighttime photography. Drawn from the Library's photograph collections, Dark Side: Night Photography in Virginia includes images ranging from the 1890s to the present. LVA Gallery, June 10- Oct. 5
The Library of Virginia maintains online versions of many of its past exhibitions that can be helpful when exploring topics on Virginia's history and culture. These pages include digital images of some collection materials, as well as notes on additional resources.
We've organized our exhibitions into some topics of common research interest. So, if you're looking for exhibition material on African Americans, maps, women's history, or another subject, look here!
For more information about specific exhibitions, please use our contact form.