Hands-On Tour: Lesbian and Gay Lives

Date / Time

  • January 26, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Discover the hidden histories of lesbian and gay literary figures through their writings and artwork–both published and private. From Oscar Wilde’s tumultuous relationships with illustrator Aubrey Beardsley and poet/translator Lord Alfred Douglas, to the open secret of writer Mercedes de Acosta’s entanglements with Marlene Dietrich and Greta Garbo, the constellations of friends and lovers around these provocateurs shed light on the lives of queer artists in their respective eras.

Hands-On Tour: Dracula

Date / Time

  • January 19, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Get up close and personal with Bram Stoker’s handwritten notes (character and chapter outlines, chronologies, and more!) for Dracula as Rosenbach staff explore what it takes to create an enduring monster.

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Elaine Byrne

Date / Time

  • February 6, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Artist Elaine Byrne will give an overview of her research interests, focusing on some of her recent projects and featuring video clips from some of her recent video work. Employing sculpture, video, and photography. Elaine Byrne’s artwork examines overlooked histories, historical texts, and artworks as a platform to confront difficult political or social issues in the present day.

Bibliococktails: The Picture of Dorian Gray

Date / Time

  • February 9, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Bibliococktails series celebrates great literature and great libations. Held almost every second Friday, programs include light refreshments, themed cocktails provided by Quaker City Mercantile, and a rotation of activities such as readings, music, and games. 21 and up.

The Science of Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Since Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science opened on Friday the 13th of October, I’ve fielded a few questions from surprised visitors: Dracula, really? It’s not difficult to see the connection between Frankenstein and the scientific theme of our new exhibition, but many readers are surprised to see us categorize Dracula as another gothic …

Sink your teeth into DRACULA this November

Dracula takes over the Rosenbach in November, which is not only appropriate because of our exhibition, Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science, but also because November 8 is Bram Stoker’s birthday. Here’s what we have on tap: November 9, join us as we celebrate the new issue of the Journal of Dracula Studies.  Editors …

Happy St. Patrick’s Day from the Rosenbach

There may be snow on the ground on Delancey Place, but we are feeling pretty green here at the Rosenbach. We began our day with a meeting dedicated to developing our upcoming Bloomsday celebration; it’s too soon to share details, but we are so looking forward to this annual celebration. Later this afternoon, in honor of St. …