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The Muses’ Concord: Musical, Literary, and Historical Jewels from The Rosenbach’s Collection

The 2022 Rosenbacchanal (Thursday, May 12) will feature a unique harp and organ recital titled “The Muses’ Concord: Musical, Literary, and Historical Jewels from The Rosenbach’s Collection.”  Each of the precious musical gems selected for performance at the event relates to one of The Rosenbach’s areas of collecting strengths.  The program below presents the glittering …

Ulysses at 100

February 2, 2022, will mark the centennial of the publication of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses. Constructed as a modern parallel to Homer’s Odyssey, Ulysses takes place over the course of a single day in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904. While it is regarded as one of the finest works of Irish literature, the manuscript for Ulysses has resided right here at The Rosenbach Museum …

Edward Burne-Jones (Sort Of) Illustrates The Kelmscott Chaucer

This blog post was written by Andrew White  Leaving aside his other manifold accomplishments, let’s look at William Morris at the moment that the Renaissance man and Victorian gadfly became a printer. This was 1891, when Morris was fifty-five. Between 1891 and 1896, Morris’s press, the Kelmscott—named for his home in Oxfordshire—printed sixty-six books. The …