Pass the Story On: Shakespeare’s First Folio at 400
Part of Searching for Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 years of Shakespeare’s First Folio
Booking and details
Dates Sat, Apr 01 — Sun, Apr 30, 2023
Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library – Central Library
901 G St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
The library is closed Sunday, April 16, for DC Emancipation Day.
Come see a First Folio — the book that gave us Shakespeare — and explore how some stories are preserved while others are lost.
Pass the Story On: Shakespeare’s First Folio at 400 looks beyond Shakespeare’s legacy as one of the world’s best-known writers to connect Shakespeare’s friends’ efforts to preserve the memory of his work with today’s efforts to preserve stories of D.C.’s Go-Go and Punk scenes.
Come explore whose memories are preserved and how we make sure their stories endure. Come explore the works of artists from the distant and recent past. And then share your story.
Please note that the exhibition and the First Folio are located in different spaces of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library. See below for details about hours.
Hours and gallery talks
Mon – Thu: 9:30am – 9pm
Fri – Sat: 9:30am – 5:30pm
The exhibition is located on the 5th floor.
Mon – Thu: noon – 7pm
Fri – Sat: 10am – 6pm
The First Folio is located in the People’s Archive (4th floor) and is visible through glass walls even when the People’s Archive is closed.
- Sat, Apr 1, 1pm
- Sat, Apr 22, 1pm
- Sun, Apr 23, 2pm
Gallery talks will begin on the 5th floor, by the exhibit kiosk. The tour will include the exhibition and the First Folio.