O.B. Hardison Poetry Series: Fly Between Worlds Reading

March 15, 2021

(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Monday, March 15 at 6:30 pm ET, Folger’s O.B. Hardison Poetry Series, in collaboration with the Embassy of Ireland, welcomes Irish poet and writer Doireann Ní […]

Weekly Arts Round Up, February 4, 2021

February 4, 2021

Get into a February frame of mind with red works of art at Washington Printmakers Gallery and two streamed poetry programs.

Weekly Arts Round Up, January 14, 2021

January 14, 2021

The Phillips Collection will present an online wire workshop and the Smithsonian American Art Museum will host a virtual conversation on Chicanx graphic arts and activism.

Weekly Arts Round Up, December 3, 2020

December 3, 2020

The Washington Ballet will present a virtual Nutcracker Tea Party on Sunday. On Tuesday, a Phillips Collection curator will chat with activist projectionist Robin Bell.

Mostly Virtual Arts Round Up, July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020

Those staying put this weekend can go on virtual tours of Prohibition-era U Street and Rock Creek Cemetery.

Shakespeare’s Birthday at Home

April 23, 2020

The public is invited to post their own scenes, monologues, sonnet readings, selfies, artwork and baked goods on social media, tagging @folgerlibrary and using the hashtag #ShareYourShakespeare.

Folger Director Shares Expansion Plans

November 25, 2019

To carry out a $50-million expansion, the Folger will close early next year for 18 months to two years, while continuing to offer programs in other venues.

Coming Up: Gero’s Falstaff at the Folger

August 22, 2019

Ed Gero will be Sir John Falstaff, the bug-of-belly soldier, roustabout and kind of tutor to the young heir to the English throne, in “Henry IV, Part One” at Folger Theatre. The show runs from Sept. 9 to Oct. 13.

Shakespeare’s 455th Birthday at the Folger (photos)

April 17, 2019

The celebration concluded with a grand appearance and cutting of the cake by Queen Elizabeth I herself, accompanied by her favorite, William Cecil, 1st Baron Burleigh.

Weekend Round Up April 11, 2019

April 11, 2019

This weekend: the Emancipation Day parade, concert and fireworks at Freedom Plaza and a William Shakespeare birthday bash at the Folger.