August 2017 | Rebecca Rego Barry

6 Fall Exhibits Not to Miss

Looking forward to the fall season, there are several major exhibitions of books and art to put on your schedule. We list notable current and forthcoming exhibitions in our online calendar, but here are six not to miss.

Garrick_016304 copy.jpgPainting Shakespeare
Through Feb. 11, 2018, the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. presents twenty-one paintings from its collection, all with interesting tales to tell, like the one recently found at an estate sale that had been part of the famous Boydell Shakespeare Gallery.

Eloise's Hometown
Whether or not you stay at the Plaza, if you're in Manhattan before Oct. 9, check out Eloise at the Museum, an exhibit at the New-York Historical Society that focuses on the ever-charming collaboration between Kay Thompson and Hilary Knight.

Sex & Drugs at Harvard
Altered States: Sex, Drugs, and Transcendence in the Ludlow-Santo Domingo Library, on view at the Houghton Library from Sept. 5 - Dec. 16, focuses on eight main topics: opium, cocaine, hallucinogens, marijuana, sex, social protest, underground comix, and ephemera.

FSA Photography
Through Nov. 26, the Netson-Atkins Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, spotlights the photography of Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Marion Post Wolcott, and other Depression-era photographers in Dignity vs. Despair.

Takamiya's Manuscripts
From Sept. 1 - Dec. 9, Yale will showcase "the most impressive collection of medieval English manuscripts in private hands," on view in the U.S. for the first time in Making the English Book: The Takamiya Deposit at the Beinecke Library.

The Written Word
The Reformation: From the Word to the World, an exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther's "95 theses," opens at the Huntington Library & Museum on Oct. 28.

Image: David Garrick Leaning on a Bust of Shakespeare, after 1769, currently on exhibit at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Unknown British painter after Thomas Gainsborough, oil on canvas, Folger FPb27. Purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Folger, 1926.