Comics and Cartooning at the Library of Congress

Limited runs of comics and other works created by artists can easily be lost to time, a reality that led to Small Press Expo developing a collection that is now part of the Library of Congress. During this morning salon, DCDW attendees will join other artists, illustrators, and designers in a private exploration of the Library of Congress and its comic collection. The morning will begin in the Madison Building, where Curator of Popular and Applied Art Sara Duke will give attendees a tour of the Prints & Photographs Division. Next, attendees will take a short walk to the Jefferson Building for a private talk in the Comic Art Exhibit with Small Press Expo Executive Director Warren Bernard.

There is a $5 refundable charge to reserve your spot – you’ll get a refund when you show up and check in.

Venue Accessibility (elevators, stairs, etc.):

Important! Attendees to this event will be required to pass through airport style security to enter the building, be sure to double check your bags for benign yet prohibited items, like bottle openers and Swiss army knives.

Transportation / Helpful Directions to Venue (metro stop, parking availability): Closest Metro stop: Capitol South (Orange/Blue/Silver Lines) - Exit station using main exit, walk approximately two blocks north on First Street SE.

Alternative Stop: Union Station (Red Line) - .5 miles

Parking Options: Limited two-hour zone and metered parking on streets, public parking lots (closest is located at Union Station)

About DC Design Week

Built by 100% volunteer power, DC Design Week is an annual celebration of this community, hosted by AIGA DC. AIGA Member On-Sale begins 9/5 at 10:00am and the General Public On-Sale begins 9/10 at 10:00am.

100% of the proceeds from DCDW events go toward future AIGA DC programming and the Design Continuum Fund (DCF) scholarship fund. We believe in fostering the next generation of designers through helping local design-minded and underrepresented students as they pursue their education.

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Accessibility: If you need any accommodations to fully access the event, please get in touch with us by Monday, September 16, 2019 at:

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When & Where
Tue, Sep 24, 2019 8:15 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
James Madison Building, Library of Congress
101 Independence Avenue Southeast
Washington, DC 20540