ABT's Archives On Display

August 6, 2014

Washington DC is more than our nation’s political capital—it’s basically our nation’s museum capital, too. And it’s about to acquire a whole bunch of ballet treasures.

American Ballet Theatre announced today that it has donated more than 50,000 items from its archives to the Library of Congress. Most of the hard documents—photographs, audio recordings and correspondence—will be set aside for research study. But from August 14 to January 24, the Library of Congress will hold American Ballet Theatre: Touring the Globe for 75 Years. Afterwards, the exhibit will travel to Los Angeles’ Walt Disney Concert Hall, from March to August 2015. So make sure you get your look now: After the exhibit closes, researchers must request permission to comb through the archives.