May 2012

Washington, George, (1732-1799).Autographed Letter Signed, 1749 May 5, Ferry Far
Hands-On Tour
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From George Washington’s earliest known letter (he was just 17!) to a meticulously folded page containing a scientific observation made by Thomas Jefferson while he was walking outside on a misty day, this tour offers an intimate view of the Founding Fathers’ writings to family, friends, colleagues, and even themselves. Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin form the core of the tour. More
EL4 .J89ul 922a copy 1 Ulysses cover
Reading Group
Wed, 05/02/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
The Ulysses reading group is a fun and painless way to read (and finish!) James Joyce’s masterpiece. More
Patrick Rodgers, Travelling Exhibition Coordinator
Gallery Talk
Thu, 05/03/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Get the inside scoop on From Pen to Publisher: The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books. This informal presentation is led by Sendak-expert and Rosenbach staffer Patrick Rodgers. He’ll introduce us to key aspects of the exhibition and answer questions as you explore the exhibition further. More
Cash & Godshaw, photograph of Adolph Rosengarten. Louisville, Ky, 1862. 2006.674
Hands-On Tour
Fri, 05/04/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join the Rosenbach for a sesquicentennial look at a cross section of Civil War society. More
Reading Group
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Explore Walt Whitman's great poetry project: the multi-edition, world-famous book called "Leaves of Grass". More
George Cruikshank, hand colored woodcut print. London, ca. 1840. 1954.1880. 3871
Hands-On Tour
Sun, 05/06/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From the aching yearnings of poet John Keats for his beloved Fanny Brawne to the dying wishes of a Civil War solider writing home to his family, the Rosenbach is home to a variety of love letters. Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections. More
Public Program
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 12:00pm - 8:00pm
It is with great sadness that the Rosenbach says goodbye to its longtime trustee, supporter and good friend Maurice Sendak, whose work is a cornerstone of the collection. As a tribute to his lifelong dedication to the Rosenbach, we will be open to the public free of charge on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. We hope you can join us as we remember and celebrate his truly remarkable life. More
A Treatise on Dress: Intended as a friendly and seasonal Warning to the DAUGHTER
Hands-On Tour
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Women in early American history were bound by intricate rules of etiquette, attire, and manner. Visitors will meet these modest maidens and those who flouted the rule book: accused witches, assassins, thieves, and – worse! – stage actresses. More
James Joyce, manuscript page Scylla and Charybdis p 13 detail. EL4 J89ul 922
Reading Group
Wed, 05/09/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Read and discuss selections from James Joyce's masterpiece, "Ulysses." More
Francesco Bartolozzi, after William Hamilton, Mr. Kemble as King Richard the Thi
Hands-On Tour
Fri, 05/11/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
When is Shakespeare not Shakespeare? And what is a folio, anyway? After seeing some of Shakespeare’s earliest printings and books that inspired his plots, we'll look at how his plays have fared at the hands of actors, editors, and forgers, and read what later writers like Joyce and Wilde made of the mysteries surrounding his life and work. More
Workshop
Sat, 05/12/2012 - 8:30am - 5:00pm
In conjunction with the Sendak exhibition, From Pen to Publisher, we have organized a day-long course about the making of a picture book. Offered in collaboration with the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, this day-long workshop is appropriate for experts and novices alike. More
Reading Group
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Explore Walt Whitman's great poetry project: the multi-edition, world-famous book called "Leaves of Grass". More
John Tenniel, The Jaberwock, with eyes of flame. Pencil and gauche, ca. 1870. 19
Hands-On Tour
Sun, 05/13/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author. More
 Holmes Empty House. EL4 D754e 903MS
Hands-On Tour
Wed, 05/16/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
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 items including The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Charles Dickens' unfinished novel), an original Sherlock Holmes manuscript, and an album belonging to a female Civil War spy. Synchronize your watches to 1500 hours and join us! More
Francesco Bartolozzi, after William Hamilton, Mr. Kemble as King Richard the Thi
Hands-On Tour
Fri, 05/18/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
When is Shakespeare not Shakespeare? And what is a folio, anyway? After seeing some of Shakespeare’s earliest printings and books that inspired his plots, we'll look at how his plays have fared at the hands of actors, editors, and forgers, and read what later writers like Joyce and Wilde made of the mysteries surrounding his life and work. More
Reading Group
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Explore Walt Whitman's great poetry project: the multi-edition, world-famous book called "Leaves of Grass". More
Washington, George, (1732-1799).Autographed Letter Signed, 1749 May 5, Ferry Far
Hands-On Tour
Sun, 05/20/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From George Washington’s earliest known letter (he was just 17!) to a meticulously folded page containing a scientific observation made by Thomas Jefferson while he was walking outside on a misty day, this tour offers an intimate view of the Founding Fathers’ writings to family, friends, colleagues, and even themselves. Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin form the core of the tour. More
James Joyce, detail of Ulysses manuscript. EL J89ul 922 MS.
Hands-On Tour
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
The Rosenbach is well known for the works of James Joyce and Bram Stoker, but the “English Literature” collections include many other notable Irish authors as well. In addition to Ulysses and Dracula we’ll read and handle works by some of these others, and look at their connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson to Moby Dick to the Internet. More
James Joyce, manuscript page Scylla and Charybdis p 13 detail. EL4 J89ul 922
Reading Group
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Read and discuss selections from James Joyce's masterpiece, "Ulysses." More
Rockwell Kent, The Masthead, illustration for Moby Dick, Random House edition.19
Hands-On Tour
Fri, 05/25/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
“Yes, as every one knows, meditation and water are wedded for ever”, from Moby Dick. Throughout history authors have used the Sea as a metaphor for birth, adventure, isolation, a moral testing ground, and more. More
Reading Group
Sun, 05/27/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:45pm
Explore Walt Whitman's great poetry project: the multi-edition, world-famous book called "Leaves of Grass". More
George Cruikshank, hand colored woodcut print. London, ca. 1840. 1954.1880. 3871
Hands-On Tour
Wed, 05/30/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From the aching yearnings of poet John Keats for his beloved Fanny Brawne to the dying wishes of a Civil War solider writing home to his family, the Rosenbach is home to a variety of love letters. Join us for this rare peek into some of the most personal and emotional writing in our collections. More
Charles Dickens, Chimes, Ephemera #55 .EL3 D548
Reading Group
Wed, 05/30/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Crime, class, and ambition drive the plot of Great Expectations, one of Charles Dickens’s most powerful novels. More