From Nov. 5 through Dec 11, 2016, the Michael C. Carlos Museum will host First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare, a traveling exhibition from the Folger Shakespeare Library that inspired Emory’s yearlong celebration of the Bard.

The First Folio is the first collected edition of Shakespeare’s plays, published in 1623, seven years after his death. Admission to the First Folio gallery only is free to the public.



Visitor admission information
While entry to the First Folio gallery is free, access to all Carlos Museum galleries is paid admission: Adults: $8; students, seniors, and children (ages 6-17): $6 (children ages 5 and under, free). Access to all galleries is also free to Carlos Museum members, Emory students, staff, and faculty. Museum members receive priority admission to the First Folio gallery. For more on admission, visit the website.

On Dec. 5, the official closing celebration at the Carlos Museum, “The Bard and Song,” features former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing, and award-winning poets and Emory professors Kevin Young and Jericho Brown. The Carlos Museum will present a series of films, “The Bard in Bollywood: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Shakespeare Trilogy” and interactive family workshops.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the human endeavor and by the generous support of, The Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small, and other generous donors. 


 (October 2016)