Franklin Branch Displays Iconic American Artwork
Six month exhibit will rotate to highlight a new theme each month.
A picture is worth a thousand words, and librarians at our Franklin Branch are hoping that a set of pictures of iconic American artwork will inspire a thousand conversations about our national history, culture, and values.
Picturing America is a collection of 40 carefully selected works of art spanning several centuries—all by American painters, sculptors, photographers, and architects. The collection was developed by the National Endowment for the Humanities to distribute to schools and libraries nationwide.
Franklin Branch librarians will exhibit the large, high-quality reproductions in the Community Room for six months, beginning in January. Different pictures representing different themes will be on display each month.
January: Freedom and Equality
May: Creativity and Ingenuity
For more information about Picturing America, visit the Community Room at our Franklin Branch, ask a librarian, or visit picturingamerica.neh.gov.