Current Exhibition

Curated By Bill Sherman
Nov 11, 2014 – Feb 26, 2015
Great Hall - Free

Decoding the Renaissance will take you on a tour of some five hundred years of secret communication in the company of the country’s first cryptographic couple, revealing the surprising connections between Renaissance texts and modern methods of cryptanalysis.

Upcoming Exhibitions

Curated By National Maritime Museum, London
Mar 19 – Aug 23, 2015
Great Hall - Free

Ongoing Exhibitions

Great Hall - Free

The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare's plays and is the only source for 18 of his plays, which might otherwise have been lost. One of the Folger's many First Folios, along with a touchscreen display, is on permanent display in the Great Hall.

Past Exhibitions

Exhibitions at the Folger open fascinating windows onto Shakespeare’s life and times, including a range of topics involving the early modern period. But they also highlight the outsize influence of Shakespeare’s work through the centuries, up to our present day. While current exhibitions are highlighted here, the Folger's past exhibitions offer ongoing information and resources for visitors and researchers. To see a list of past exhibitions and their associated content, visit Folgerpedia.