Pop-up exhibitions at the Folger

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Between 2017 and 2019, the Folger hosted 23 staff-curated "pop-up" exhibitions, both as stand-alone displays and in support of public programs and events with Folger Education, Folger Public Programs, Folger Institute, and other organizations. These were temporary exhibits which feature approximately 15 items from the Folger collection on display for only a few hours. Pop-up exhibitions allowed us to display some of our lesser-known or -circulated items, and also gave staff outside of the Exhibitions department a glimpse at what curating an exhibit is like.

Click through for a description of each pop-up, a list of items displayed, and the labels used.

Past exhibitions




See also

  • Material Witness, the “source talk” program organized by the Folger Institute featuring "an hour of open discussion and study" of a small group of items curated by a scholar.