Signature Programs / Events

All programs are free with museum admission unless otherwise stated. Please RSVP when suggested as space is limited.

Mary Dorrance and her future husband, Sam Bartram's Richards on the porch of the
Public Program
Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:30pm
In this program, we celebrate these two visionary authors, and what inspired their insatiably... More
wo page image from Walt Whitman Illuminted: Song of Myself illustrated by Allen
Public Program
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for a talk with artist Allen Crawford, as we explore his personal and artistic voyage... More
Frank Delaney reading from Ulysses at Bloomsday 2013
Public Program
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 12:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us for a free, all-day reading from James Joyce’s Ulysses. We’ve assembled Joyce enthusiasts... More

Hands-On Tours

Sarony Studio, Portrait of Marianne Moore. New York, 1924. 2006. 5116
Friday, April 25, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Marianne Moore, like Pablo Picasso, broke free of tradition and reassembled the pieces in a new and... More
Incun 491p Lisbon pentateuch
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Scattered among the Rosenbach’s collection of 15th-century, printed books known by bibliophiles as... More
George Cruikshank, hand colored woodcut print. London, ca. 1840. 1954.1880. 3871
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections... More
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From the Canterbury Tales to Ulysses, the Rosenbach’s collection is full of books that have been... More

Reading Groups

Cruikshank, George, "A Startling Effect," 1838. 1954.0904

Reading Group: Magic & the Supernatural in Shakespeare

Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This course will examine the influence of magic and the supernatural on Shakespeare's creative process as he created mysterious settings, vividly beautiful heroines or wickedly misshapen royals, and the inevitable actions that follow. More

Reading Group: James Joyce's Ulysses

Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
This Reading Group is a fun and painless way to read (and finish!) James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses. Providing a supportive community for first-time readers and enriching the experience of readers revisiting the text, this nine-session course incorporates an episode-by-episode discussion led by instructor Michael Barsanti. More

Reading Group: James Joyce's Ulysses

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
This Reading Group is a fun and painless way to read (and finish!) James Joyce’s masterpiece, Ulysses. Providing a supportive community for first-time readers and enriching the experience of readers revisiting the text, this nine-session course incorporates an episode-by-episode discussion led by instructor Carol Shloss. More