Current Exhibitions

Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect

This exhibition highlights the personal motivations and enduring impact of the passionate book collectors who were compelled to collect, preserve, and share their “magnificent obsessions” with the nation.

Game Change

Elephants from Prey to Preservation

Once seen as objects of prey, elephants are today the focus of global conservation efforts. Rare books, photographs, manuscripts, artwork, and objects from our collections illustrate this change in attitude from the era of big game hunting to the modern day. Through March 5, 2020.