Events, Exhibits, and Publications

All Friends events and exhibits are open to the public, though registration or a small fee may be required.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare

Lecture, Presented by Assistant Professor Joshua Calhoun, UW-Madison Department of English.

Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.shakes logo
Chazen Museum of Art, 750 University Avenue

Join the Friends at the Chazen Museum of Art for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a rare opportunity to see a Shakespeare First Folio.  Joshua Calhoun, UW assistant professor of English and Friends Board Member, will give the opening reception lecture, “Hamlet, Hamlet, Hamlet.” The exhibit will be open November 3 – December 11, 2016 in the Leslie and Johanna Garfield Galleries.

The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been selected as the host site for the state of Wisconsin for First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a national traveling exhibition of the Shakespeare First Folio, one of the world’s most treasured books. The Folger Shakespeare Library, in association with Cincinnati Museum Center and the American Library Association, is touring a First Folio of Shakespeare in 2016 to all 50 states, Washington, DC, and Puerto Rico.


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