The Rosenbach Museum and Library is celebrating the work of Irish writer and poet Oscar Wilde and his Philadelphia connections with a special exhibition — Everything is Going on Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia.
Throughout the exhibition, guests will find unpublished materials that are on view for the first time ever and items from private and public collections. The exhibition also focuses on Wilde’s connections with Philadelphia, where he give a series of lectures in the late 19th century.
The museum will host a number of special events in celebration of the exhibition. On Thursday, February 5, the curators offer insight into the exhibition, and on Wednesday, March 11, hear from David Friedman, author of Wilde in America: Oscar Wilde and the Invention of Modern Celebrity about what Wilde meant for society.
The exhibition will remain on view through April 26. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children and students and free for children under 5. Take note: The museum is closed on Mondays.
For more Oscar Wilde, be sure to check out Opera Philadelphia’s performance of Oscar, which runs on select dates from February 6 through 15.
Everything is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia at the Rosenbach Museum and Library
When: Through Sunday, April 26
Where: Rosenbach Museum and Library, 2008-2010 Delancey Place
Cost: $10, adults; $8, seniors; $5, children and students; free for children under 5
More info: www.rosenbach.org