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June 16, 2014

Reminder: The Rosenbach Museum And Library Celebrates Bloomsday All Day Today, Monday, June 16

Literary enthusiasts, don’t miss this one. To mark the accomplishments of iconic Irish author James Joyce, each year his novel Ulysses, which is set on June 16, 1904, is relived on Bloomsday with celebrations all over the world. In Philadelphia, those festivities find their hub at The Rosenbach Museum & Library of the Free Library […]

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June 12, 2014

The Bloomsday Festival Of The Rosenbach Museum And Library Returns With Celebrations Of Ulysses All Over the City, June 13-18

Calling all literary buffs! From Friday, June 13 to Wednesday, June 18, The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia once again brings James Joyce fans together with its Bloomsday Festival. Named for the protagonist in Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses, Bloomsday celebrations all over the world commemorate this prolific work and its author. In Philadelphia, this […]

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March 8, 2011

The Rosenbach Museum And Library Joins In Philadelphia’s Francophilia With A New Exhibition, Exile Among Expats: James Joyce In Paris

The Rosenbach Museum & Library explores the artistic energy and brashly innovative spirit of Paris in the early 20th century through a new exhibition now on display, Exile Among Expats: James Joyce in Paris. The multimedia exhibit offers a rare look at the prolific Irish author during his years in Paris. Highlights include pages from […]

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February 2, 2011

The Rosenbach Museum And Library Welcomes The Only Surviving Mural Painted By Maurice Sendak: View The Conservation Process Wednesdays Starting Today

The Rosenbach Museum and Library has welcomed the only surviving mural painted by Maurice Sendak, famed author and illustrator of Where the Wild Things Are and over 100 other books. Completed in 1961, The Chertoff Mural depicts a processional of children and animals that become familiar characters in Sendak’s later works. He originally painted the […]

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January 5, 2011

Famed Local Jazz Pianist Dave Burrell To Debut Music Inspired By The Rosenbach Museum And Library’s Civil War-Era Exhibit, January 19 & 22

Locally based jazz musician Dave Burrell and Philadelphia’s Rosenbach Museum and Library present an exciting art-music collaboration based on the museum’s The Civil War Begins exhibit, for two nights in January. On January 19th and 22nd, Burrell will perform and then discuss Portraits of Civil War Heroes, a new suite of five compositions commissioned by […]

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December 6, 2010

From Menschen to Mezuzahs: Jewish History Tours Of The Rosenbach Museum And Library, Wednesdays Through December

The Rosenbach Museum And Library presents From Menschen to Mezuzahs: Jewish History Tours of the Historic House, a special holiday tour for all audiences, secular or religious, each Wednesday in December from 6 to 7 p.m. The tours feature an intimate examination of portraiture, silver, rare manuscripts and other objects from the museum’s collection which […]

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November 10, 2009

This Thanksgiving, We’re Thankful For: Philadelphia’s Literary Legacy

In honor of Everything is Illuminated author Jonathan Safran Foer’s lecture tonight at the Central Branch of the Free Library, today’s Thanksgiving spotlight belongs to Philadelphia’s publishing and literary legacy…for which we’re forever thankful. Dear Bookworms and Media Mongers, Free speech never sounded so good. The Birthplace of Independence can really get the creative juices […]

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October 16, 2009

Now Playing: Where the Wild Things Are at the Franklin Institute IMAX, Wild Things Days at The Rosenbach

The release of the live-action film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s acclaimed children’s classic, Where the Wild Things Are, is finally here. The movie, which opens today, is directed by Spike Jonze from a screenplay by Spike Jonze & Dave Eggers, based on, of course, Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott-winning picture book of the same name. The movie […]

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October 8, 2009

The Washington Post Agrees: New Sendak/Wild Things Exhibitions “Exceptional,” Rosenbach “Gemlike”

The Washington Post just published a piece yesterday about The Rosenbach Museum and the special exhibitions it is hosting to coincide with the release of the new Where the Wild Things Are movie. An excerpt from the article: For an even more exceptional experience, several days a week the Rosenbach offers “hands-on tours,” terrific chances […]

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October 6, 2009

Now Open: Two ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ Exhibitions at The Rosenbach

The opening of the new Where the Wild Things Are movie approaches — it’s now less than two weeks away. Coinciding with the release of the film, The Rosenbach Museum and Library currently has on view two new exhibitions related to Maurice Sendak’s beloved Where the Wild Things Are that you would be wise to […]

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