One of the hosts of the “at-home” party was Maxine Isaacs, a member of the board of trustees. Photograph by Ben Droz.
Michael Witmore has been director of the Folger for 15 months. He also curated the current “Very Like a Whale” exhibition. The cocktail party Thursday evening was to recognize both. Photograph by Ben Droz.
Michael Witmore points out a manuscript to Maxine Isaacs. Photograph by Ben Droz.
Guests were invited to come and enjoy Old Fashioneds, though for the evening the classic whiskey cocktail had its name changed to She Doth Protest Too Much. Photograph by Ben Droz.
Torie Clarke, senior adviser for corporate communications and government relations at Comcast. Photograph by Ben Droz.
In addition to Old Fashioneds, the party at the Folger featured “comfort food” such as sliders, chicken salad in pita, and potato chips. Photograph by Ben Droz.
A bowl of delicious potato chips. Perhaps not terribly Shakespearean, but very good with chicken salad and sliders. Photograph by Ben Droz.
Philip Deutch, a member of the Folger Library’s board of trustees and one of the hosts of the cocktail party to preview “Very Like a Whale.” Photograph by Ben Droz.