DC Public Library Foundation Open Call for Exhibition

“Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week
CALL FOR ENTRIES: “Unlimited Access” Temporary Public Art Event for Banned Books Week


NOTIFICATION: Friday, August 1, 2014

EXHIBITION and PERFORMANCE LOCATIONS: Throughout the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
Library, including along the windows facing 9th and G Streets, NW, the Great Hall, Children’s
Room, Washingtoniana Collection, Black Studies Center and other locations.

EXHIBITION DURATION: Selected visual works will remain on display for at least two weeks.
Performances will occur during Banned Books Week.
The DCPL Banned Book Week Exhibition: Unlimited Access is a temporary public art event at the
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library that asks artists to address the principles underlying the
First Amendment with an emphasis on the freedom to read.
Banned Books Week was founded as the national book community’s annual celebration of the
freedom to read, express and create. The week draws hundreds of libraries and bookstores from
around the country to highlight the problem of censorship and censored works.
Interpretations of censorship can be as open-ended or specific as you choose. For example, an
accepted work may range from subjective or abstract interpretations of democracy and freedom
to a reaction to a specific banned book or work. The purpose of this exhibit is to engage
downtown D.C. businesses, residents, library patrons and others in the community by displaying
works addressing the theme of censorship in prominent spaces at the Martin Luther King Jr.
Memorial Library.

For more information, download the application sheet.
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