Explore the Free Library ’s Alice Dunbar-Nelson Digital Resources

E-books offer opportunities to read literature written by the subject of The Rosenbach’s major upcoming exhibition The Rosenbach, in partnership with a team of consulting curators, exhibition designers, and a Committee of Community Advisers, is hard at work preparing the Fall 2020 virtual exhibition “I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson.  …

The Story Behind “I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson

The Rosenbach’s upcoming online exhibition, programs, and educational opportunities use history and literature to spark civic engagement.     “My fathers and mothers toiled to make an economic foundation for me! Every drop of my blood holds an heritage of patriotism. I am proud of my past; I hold faith in my future! I am …

The Rosenbach’s Gallery Gateway Online Exhibitions Make New Content Accessible Online

The Rosenbach has unveiled a new Gallery Gateway online exhibitions portal that will make content from exhibitions mounted onsite at the museum available to all via the Internet.  The first Gallery Gateway to debut online presents The Rosenbach’s current exhibition, American Voyager: Herman Melville at 200.  A second Gallery Gateway, which has recently made its …

The Rosenbach’s Top Ten Tips for Making the Most of a Museum Exhibition Visit

“‘Exhibit’ is a noun, but it is also a verb, meaning to show or display.  Show or display what? Stuff.  Not pictures of stuff or descriptions of stuff, but stuff.  And the use of real, physical stuff…is what sets exhibits apart from books, TV, the Internet, etc.”  – Eugene Dillenburg, “What, if Anything, is a Museum?” In Exhibitionist, spring, 2011.  …

New Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tour to Highlight Mexican History Collections

Mexico: Race and Revolution in the Borderlands will be offered with live English-to-Spanish translation for Spanish-speaking visitors.   The border between Mexico and the United States has been at the heart of trade, politics, art, and spirituality for centuries. A new Behind the Bookcase: Hands-on Tour at the Rosenbach titled Mexico: Race and Revolution in the …

Dr. Rosenbach’s Message to a Troubled World: Unity and Hope through Knowledge and Books

Eighty years ago this December, Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach hosted a rare book auction designed to help refugees from Nazi Germany Cover of the catalogue for the charitable auction held at the Hotel Plaza, New York City, December 8, 1938. This copy belonged to John Fleming, who catalogued the items for sale. Note the Rockwell Kent …