Irving Penn (1917–2009), known for his iconic fashion, portrait, and still life images which appeared in Vogue, ranks as one of the foremost photographers of the twentieth century. "Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty," celebrates his legacy as a modern master and demonstrates the photographer’s continued influence on the medium.
Take a tour of houses both familiar and surprising, through past and present, which challenge our ideas about what it means to live at home in America.
Folger Shakespeare Library
Discover the colorful world of heralds and their rivals, all competing to profit from the craze for coats of arms that seized England under Elizabeth I. Books explaining heraldry's complex rules, manuscripts illustrating actual coats of arms, and documents from professional heralds attempting to regulate heraldic practice show an ambitious world eager to display success and status.
The Folger Shakespeare Library is open to the public 10am to 5pm Monday through Saturday, with special exhibition viewing hours on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free, docent-led tours are available Monday through Friday at 11am and 3pm, Saturdays at 11am and 1pm, and Sundays at 1pm.
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Presented by: Folger Shakespeare Library
Featured Artist(s): Curated by Nigel Ramsay
President Lincoln's Cottage
Walk in Lincoln's footsteps at President Lincoln's Cottage, the summer home of the Lincoln family and "the Cradle of the Emancipation Proclamation."
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