Two cinema-sized screens dramatically flank the room’s entrance, presenting larger-than-life previews of the treasures on display inside the Exploring the Early Americas exhibition.

The Jay I. Kislak Collection at the Library of Congress consists of more than 3,000 rare maps, documents, paintings, prints, and artifacts that provide insight into indigenous cultures, the drama of the encounters between Native Americans and European explorers and settlers, and the pivotal changes caused by the meeting of the American and European worlds. In addition to previewing many of the highlights in the exhibition, the Overture video introduces its major themes including “Pre-Contact America,” “Explorations and Encounters,” “Documenting New Knowledge,” and “Aftermath of the Encounter.”

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