May 2016

Poetic Principles Featuring Monticello in Mind
Thursday, May 05, 2016
Time: 5:30 PM–6:30 PM
Place: Conference Rooms, Free

Join us for poetry readings from Monticello in Mind by Allison Seay, Kent Ippolito, Elizabeth Seydel Morgan, Ron Smith, David Wojahn, and friends. Edited by Lisa Russ Spaar, poet and professor of English and creative writing at the University of Virginia, Monticello in Mind covers the complex legacy of Jefferson and race, Jefferson as a figure of Enlightenment rationalism, and Jefferson as an early colonizer of the West.

Friday, May 27, 2016—Monday, May 30, 2016

Discovery CafÉ is closed.

Saturday, May 28, 2016—Monday, May 30, 2016

Closed for Memorial Day weekend

First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom
Monday, April 18, 2016—Thursday, March 02, 2017
Place: Exhibition Gallery & Lobby, Free

No one familiar with today's public and political debates about religious liberty and the relationship of church and state can doubt that Thomas Jefferson's Statute for Religious Freedom holds lasting significance. The Library of Virginia's exhibition First Freedom: Virginia's Statute for Religious Freedom explores the intent and interpretation of the statute, one of the most revolutionary pieces of legislation in American history.

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