Cancelled | Hands-on Tour: Marianne Moore

Event Phone: (215) 732-1600

Date / Time

  • November 15, 2019
    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.

Hands-on Tour: Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • November 17, 2019
    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.

Hands-on Tour: Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • November 21, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 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.

Hands- On Tour | Early Hebrew Books III: A Grafted Tree

Date / Time

  • December 5, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This tour takes us into the early 18th century and from New York City, home of America’s earliest Jewish population, to Cambridge, Massachusetts. We follow a dedicated teacher of the Hebrew language and its first instructor at Harvard University. We will explore the books that reveal his experiences, as this descendant of Portuguese conversos collides with the forces of New England Puritanism, bringing together a compelling cast of characters, a public spectacle in Harvard Yard, and some of Dr. Rosenbach’s treasures of Early American Judaica.

Hands-on Tour: Book Arts

Date / Time

  • December 6, 2019
    3:00 pm - 4:00 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.

Hands-on Tour: Herman Melville, American Voyager

Date / Time

  • December 8, 2019
    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.

Hands-on Tour: Lewis Carroll

Date / Time

  • December 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mathematician and cleric Charles Lutwidge Dodgson published children’s books under the pen name Lewis Carroll. This tour will explore both the man and the author, drawing on letters from Dodgson to his publishers, original drawings by John Tenniel (the illustrator of the Alice books) photographs of children taken by Carroll, and, of course, copies of his books.