Museum Adventure at the Rosenbach

Date / Time

  • January 25, 2018
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Calling all pre-schoolers! Come play with us on the last Thursday morning of every month. We’ll read a story together and then embark on a treasure hunt through the Rosenbach brothers’ glitzy Rittenhouse Square home to discover things that relate to the story. Afterward, families are welcome to join us in our activity room for hands-on art making activities, creative play, music and snacks.

Burns Night at the Rosenbach

Date / Time

  • January 25, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire, Robert Burns, with an evening of raucous readings, traditional Scottish treats, and music.

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.

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Judge Jed S. Rakoff on Federalist Paper No. 78 [SOLD OUT]

Date / Time

  • January 26, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Founding Fathers envisioned the judiciary as a check on both the executive and the legislative branches of government. But in practice, the judiciary has served much more as a check on the legislative branch than on the executive branch. Judge Rakoff will discuss why this is so, and offer speculations as to why this might or might not change in the near future.

Course: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley (January)

Date / Time

  • January 28, 2018
    12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Registration Tuition for this reading group is $200 Registration will open to Delancey Society members on August 22, to members on August 29, and to the public on September 5. Rosenbach members at the Contributor level and above will receive a 10% discount on tuition. Not a member? We invite you to join upon registration. Click (more…)

Fortunato’s Fate Release Party

Date / Time

  • January 30, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us at Art in the Age to celebrate the release of Fortunato’s Fate, the newest whiskey from our partners at New Liberty Distilling. Fortunato’s Fate is a malted rye whiskey finished in sherry casks from Spain.

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: It’s Alive! Frankenstein in the Modern World

Date / Time

  • February 1, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In honor of the bicentennial of Frankenstein’s publication, we invited a historian of science, a literature scholar, and a biologist to a discussion moderated by a bioethicist. Their panel will explore the reasons that Mary Shelley’s vision has had such a profound effect on our imagination and on the way we structure our understanding of the ethical and social implications of biotechnology.

Hands-On Tour: The Inimitable Boz

Date / Time

  • February 2, 2018
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Beginning with his early works published under pseudonym “Boz” (he later impishly signed his letters “The Inimitable Boz”), Charles Dickens was a literary phenomenon in the 19th century, and his ubiquity continues with legions of readers all over the world. As his birthday approaches on Feb 7, join us as we delve into our Dickens collection for a look at his work in manuscript pages from Nicholas Nickleby and The Pickwick Papers, as well as original serial parts and first editions of his novels.