Interviews, Objects…and Poles!
Colbert Nation has raised its flag at the Rosenbach Museum & Library…or, at least its flagpole.
Celebrate Sendak’s revolutionary work and artistic talent in this landmark exhibition, displaying more than 65 drawings from his 65-year career. Refreshed with new material every four months, this exhibition will include work from each of Sendak’s picture books by the end of its yearlong run.
James Joyce once said: “A work belongs to its author by virtue of a natural right, and thus the courts ought to protect an author against the mutilation and publication of his work…” This exhibition examines several such “mutilations” of Joyce’s own work while tracing the impact of obscenity laws and copyright laws on the international publication history of his novel Ulysses.
Largest? Oldest? Smallest? Newest? See selections of the most extreme objects in the our collection. On view for five days only, don’t miss your chance to see this fun display that highlights the breadth and quality of our remarkable and expanding collections.
The Rise of Rosenbach
Follow the story of book dealer Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach as he hears about the sinking of the Titanic and realizes a protégé has died on the ship. Learn the details of the tragic event and how, ultimately, Rosenbach’s personal loss led to professional success.
The Life of Three Sendak Picture Books
Follow the lives of three picture books by Maurice Sendak: The Sign on Rosie’s Door, Outside Over There, and Brundibar. Spanning more than 40 years, each of these books was inspired and produced in radically different ways by Sendak and his collaborators.
Rosenbach Researchers Report Back
Each year, hundreds of on- and off-site researchers make use of the Rosenbach’s collections. Inquiring Minds is the first of its kind: an exhibition that shows a cross-section of our researchers’ projects from concept to completion
Dracula, one of the most famous literary characters ever created, first appeared in an 1897 novel written by an Irish theatre manager, Bram Stoker. This exhibit presents a selection of Stoker’s research notes, as well as a selection of “friends”—other literature about the supernatural from across the Rosenbach’s collections.
Explore some of the most stunning natural history illustrations in the Rosenbach collections, along with historical documents and decorative arts that document the history of natural history in America.
This exhibition looks at books and art that endured censorship, self-censorship, and episodes of natural and human destruction and survived to and tell us stories of the past.