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Two exhibitions from the Library of Congress are closing this month, so if you’re about town, now is your chance to check them out before they are gone.

“Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as Living Symbols of Friendship” closes Sept. 15 in the Graphic Arts Galleries. The Library opened the exhibition in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the gift of 3,000 flowering cherry trees (“sakura” in Japanese) as a symbol of enduring friendship between Japan and the United States.

The Inside Adams blog in March posted a great story on the history of the Japanese flowering trees and their ties to the U.S.

On Sept. 26, “To Know Wisdom and Instruction: The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress” closes in the South Gallery. The exhibition marks the 500th anniversary of Armenian printing and UNESCO’s designation of Yerevan – the capital of the Republic of Armenia – as its Book Capital of the World, 2012. You can read more about it here.

Both exhibitions are located in the Library’s Thomas Jefferson Building and open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. every day except Sunday.

If you can’t stop by and see them in person, you can check them out online:

The Armenian Literary Tradition at the Library of Congress



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