Behind the Bookcase | Fakes & Forgeries

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  • February 28, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us as we explore the notion of authenticity through objects in our collection. How do we know the difference between an original and a forgery? Come and test your detection skills.

Behind the Bookcase | Book Arts

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  • March 4, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Do you prefer to judge a book by its cover, or does the inside matter more? In this tour of book arts, we’ll take a look at various rare books in The Rosenbach collection, their aesthetics, their functions, how the processes in creating books inform how we use them today, and vice versa.

CANCELLED | Behind the Bookcase | Dialogues: Native American History

Date / Time

  • March 6, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

American history is the history of dialogues among the many peoples who have called—and call—America home. Highlighting The Rosenbach’s remarkable collection of books, manuscripts, and printed documents that reveal how Native Americans engaged with European and Euro-American peoples, this Behind the Bookcase Tour will invite attendees to think in new ways about American culture.

Behind the Bookcase | Herman Melville, American Voyager

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  • March 13, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.

Behind the Bookcase | Marianne Moore

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  • March 15, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Poet Marianne Moore broke free of tradition and reassembled the pieces in a new and sometimes confounding way. In this tour, we will study her letters, clippings and the objects she surrounded herself with to find out more about the sources for her revolutionary and groundbreaking work.

Behind the Bookcase | James Joyce & Irish Authors

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  • March 17, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Along with James Joyce’s handwritten manuscript of his modernist masterpiece Ulysses, we’ll also read and handle works by Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, and more! These Irish authors have connections and influences extending from Thomas Jefferson and Moby-Dick to the present day.

Behind the Bookcase | Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • March 22, 2020
    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

With a warm heart for human nature and a cold eye for the human condition, Herman Melville was ahead of his time. Join us for an exploration of Melville’s significance to the 21st century, with a focus on themes like social justice, globalization, and more.