The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Gallery Talk at Rienzi “Shakespeare Folio”

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

01:00 PM – 02:00 PM


Presented by Jon Evans, chief librarian

In this month’s Gallery Talk at Rienzi, the Museum’s chief librarian, Jon Evans, discusses a copy of Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, and Tragedies, published in 1632—only 16 years after Shakespeare’s death. Known as the second folio, the publication is a significant acquisition in the book collection of Harris Masterson III, Rienzi’s cofounder.

About the Lecture

About Gallery Talks at Rienzi
Each month, Rienzi highlights a great work of art in its collection. Gallery talks are presented by Museum curators, conservators, and librarians.

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  • Tuesday - Wednesday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Friday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Sunday, 12:15 pm - 7:00 pm
    Monday: Closed (Except Monday Holidays). Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
  • This event is free with Rienzi admission! Reservations are encouraged. E-mail rienzi@mfah.org or call 713.639.7800.

Directions & Parking

  • Rienzi 1406 Kirby Drive Houston, TX 77019

Special Offers / Dining

Paolo Fronza, from Fellini Caffè, runs this sophisticated dining operation. Enjoy an array of Italian-inspired fare with a Texas flair, a European-style coffee bar, a kids menu, and much more at the MFA Café, located on the lower level of the Beck Building.

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