Oct 24, 2017

HMA to Conduct “ShakesFear” event during October Tuesday Tour

The Huntington Museum of Art will conduct a Halloween event themed around the spookier aspects of Shakespeare's works during its "ShakesFear" 4th Tuesday Tour event on Oct. 24, 2017, at 7 p.m. This is a Macy's Free Tuesday event. Refreshments will be served and costumes are encouraged.

You may run into the three witches from Shakespeare's "Macbeth" at the event and other characters from Shakespeare's plays.

"The Fourth Tuesday Tour at the Huntington Museum of Art each October has evolved into a fun way to celebrate Halloween and yet we still find time to appreciate the works of art on display. We want everyone to come out and have a fun evening and view the Shakespeare First Folio and learn a little bit about art at the same time," said Cindy Dearborn, HMA's Museum & Schools Coordinator.

The 4th Tuesday Tour Series features a guest speaker; guided tour; or other program each month at HMA during the fourth Tuesday of the month.

HMA is presenting a Shakespeare First Folio during the month of October in conjunction with the exhibit titled The Art of Patronage: 50th Anniversary of The Daywood Gift Presented by City National Bank, which continues on view at HMA through Feb. 4, 2018.

The Daywood Collection was gifted to HMA by Ruth Woods Dayton in 1967. She and her husband, Arthur Dayton, had amassed this outstanding collection of paintings, sculpture, prints and glass. Arthur Dayton's collection of rare books, including the Shakespeare First Folio, was gifted to the West Virginia University Library. The Huntington Museum of Art is grateful to the WVU Library for the loan of Arthur Dayton’s copy of the Shakespeare First Folio, and would like to acknowledge the assistance of Director & Curator John Cuthbert and Rare Book Librarian Stewart Plein in making this possible.

This program is presented by City National Bank.

With support from The Isabelle Gwynn and Robert Daine Exhibition Endowment.

Additional support comes from The Katherine and Herman Pugh Exhibitions Endowment.

This program is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

HMA's hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday; and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free on Tuesdays courtesy of Macy's and $5 per adult on other days. For more information on events at HMA, visit www.hmoa.org or call (304) 529-2701. HMA is fully accessible.

West Virginia residents may obtain a summary of the registration and financial documents from the Secretary of State, State Capitol, Charleston, WV 25305. Registration does not imply endorsement.