Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season

This time around our lineup of nationally known speakers covers sports, politics, satire, show business and more.

Note: The Earl Monroe event originally scheduled for March 14 at The Concert Hall has been rescheduled to March 28 at Crawford Hall. Start time is still 8 p.m.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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March 2017
Free

From Wittenberg to Madison: The Protestant Reformation, 1517–2017

March 13 - April 28
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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This exhibit commemorates that momentous event, featuring early editions of works by Martin Luther, as well as his friends and foes, and considers the connection between print culture and the rise of Protestantism.

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Patty Cateura: Distant Exposure

March 21 - April 25

Deceptively simple, seemingly empty, Patty Cateura’s color-field paintings somehow evoke mountains
and canyons, vistas and landscapes, through the juxtaposition of abstract shapes with monochromatic space.

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Free

Edible Book Festival

March 31 @ 3:00 pm
Drew Library,
36 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ United States
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Create—and then consume!—a palatable paean to your favorite book, author, character or literary pun in this sweet contest.

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April 2017
Free

Out of the Vault and Around the World: Latin America

April 4 @ 4:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This interactive session focuses on artworks and other items from Latin America.

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May 2017
Free

The Ambassador’s Life: Richard “Dixie” Walker in South Korea

May 8 - August 11
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Richard Walker C’44 was a scholar, educator, internationalist and ambassador to South Korea from 1981 to 1986. This exhibit celebrates his life in foreign relations and Asian studies and examines the lasting impact that he and his wife, Ceny, had on Korean-American relations.

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