Tagged Rosenbach Museum & Library

Burns Night at The Rosenbach

Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with a raucous evening of readings, music, and whisky!  This event is for ages 21 and up. A whisky tasting will be included with admission. Seating is limited, and advance…

In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Eric Motley

Eric L. Motley, Ph.D., is an executive vice president at the Aspen Institute, responsible for Institutional Advancement and governance. He previously served as Vice President and Executive Director of National Programs and prior to…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Dracula

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for  Dracula  as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster. About…

T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets, performed by John Farrell

An unquestioned masterpiece of 20th-century literature, T.S. Eliot’s  Four Quartets  is a complex, deeply moving meditation on time, memory, and human striving toward the divine. Eliot completed  Four Quartets…

Bibliococktails at Art in the Age: Walt Whitman Bicentennial

2019 marks the bicentennial of the birth of Walt Whitman, who spent many of the last years of his life in Philadelphia, visiting frequently from his home in Camden. We will celebrate the life of the great American bard and revel in his…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: 20th Century Lesbian and Gay Lives

Discover the hidden histories of 20th century queer luminaries through their writings and artwork – both published and private. From Marlene Dietrich’s passionate letters to Mercedes de Acosta, to Jean Cocteau’s…

In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Michele Norris

Michele Norris is a Peabody Award-winning journalist, founder of The Race Card Project and Executive Director of The Bridge, The Aspen Institute’s new program on race, identity, connectivity and inclusion. For more than…

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: The Winter’s Tale

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: 19th Century Gay Lives, or, Love Revealed

Bold, cautious, resolved, ambivalent, and sometimes all of the above, gay men of the 19th century strove for authentic identities in art, literature, and love.  In this Hands-on Tour, we’ll look at the rise and fall of Oscar…

Museum Adventure at The Rosenbach

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Sleuths and Spies

The game is afoot to ferret out the realm of detective and spy literature at The Rosenbach. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to explore early mystery stories, examine an original cypher belonging to a female Civil War…

Bibliococktails: Drinking with Dickens (featuring a reading of Dickens’ “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton”)

Before Ebenezer Scrooge, there was Gabriel Grubb. Before Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas, there were the Goblins. Come hear Charles Dickens’ original tale of Christmas, “The Story of the Goblins Who Stole a Sexton.”…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Early Hebrew Books II

While Jews themselves were rare in the Americas in the 17th century, word of the possible re-appearance of the Lost Tribes of Israel in the New World spread through the printed word in texts published in London and the Continent during…

In Conversation With The Rosenbach Mini-Series: The Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment, with Hosea H. Harvey

About the Legacy of the Thirteenth Amendment Mini-Series The Rosenbach collection includes an 1865 commemorative copy — signed by members of both houses of the United States Congress — of the proposal for Thirteenth…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Early Hebrew Books I

Explore the philosophy and history of some of the first books printed in the Hebrew language. Each has its own visual beauty and its own story to tell about early printing in Europe, local cultural tensions, change, and continuity.…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Charles Dickens’ Christmas Ghosts

‘Tis the season for Dickens. With A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens established a holiday literary tradition for which he wrote four more Christmas books and many other stories in his lifetime. The supernatural world played…

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Much Ado About Nothing

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate…

Hands-On Tour at The Rosenbach: Not Shakespeare, or Shakespeare’s Shadows

This hands-on tour looks at Shakespeare by… not looking at him. In Shakespeare’s Shadows we’ll meet the bard’s equally brilliant contemporaries Miguel de Cervantes and John Donne, his friend and rival Ben…

Rosenbach Course: Dickens’ Christmas Books: A Christmas Carol and The Chimes

About the Course A Christmas Caro l has become the most enduring of all Charles Dickens’ works, enormously popular from its first publication in 1843. So successful was it that Dickens continued to publish new works for the…

Museum Adventure at The Rosenbach

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to…