Telling Cervantes’ Story through Music: Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte

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  • May 8, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In association with Tempesta di Mare, this program will focus on Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, Don Quixote, one of the four great works of literature in their Great Books Concert. A presentation on Quixote, as well as dramatic readings from the book that inspired Georg Philipp Telemann’s Burlesque de Quixotte will make this a special evening for lovers of literature and music.

In Conversation With The Rosenbach at the Laurel Hill Cemetery: Edward G. Pettit [OFF-SITE]

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  • May 14, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Edward G. Pettit the Sunstein Manager of Public Programs at The Rosenbach. He will be discussing how Philadelphia was more than just the birthplace of American democracy and independence. From the country’s inception, writers from this city were just as interested in the nightmares inherent in our revolutionary society. While Early Republic Philadelphia was a city of high culture in the arts, sciences, publishing and government, inside the cradle of liberty lurked a darkness and it found its expression in Philadelphia Gothic. This fascinating look at how these early Philadelphian authors imagined our collective nightmares will be followed by a cemetery tour that features some of the authors and associates of the tradition of Philadelphia Gothic.

Rosenbacchanal: Celebrating a Bold, New Rosenbach

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  • May 16, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Rosenbacchanal is the Rosenbach’s annual gala. Proceeds from the Rosenbacchanal benefit our incredible collection and help us continue to provide exciting exhibitions and programs that explore and celebrate it. This year journey with us to the 1920s, when the Rosenbach brothers built the foundation of the peerless collection we know today. Enjoy an infamous Rosenbach brothers party as A.S.W. and Philip regale us with tales of audacious deals and literary feats.

In Conversation With The Rosenbach: Louis Bayard

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  • May 23, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for a conversation with Louis Bayard, the prizewinning author of Mr. Timothy and The Pale Blue Eye. His newest novel is Courting Mr. Lincoln, the page-turning and surprising story of a young Abraham Lincoln and the two people who loved him best: a young, marriageable Mary Todd and Lincoln’s best friend, Joshua Speed.

Museum Adventures at The Rosenbach

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  • May 30, 2019
    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.

Singing Whitman: Songs from the Drinker Collection with Craft Works Music

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  • May 30, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Working in conjunction with the Free Library of Philadelphia’s archives, Craft Works music, in partnership with the Rosenbach Museum, presents a program of choral works drawn from the Drinker Collection set to and inspired by the poetry of American Transcendentalist Walt Whitman. This program, celebrating the bicentennial of the poet’s birth, explores the legacy of Whitman and his enduring presence in art and music. Come enjoy the offerings of the guest speaker and the singers of Craft Works.

Shakespeare Free Read-Aloud Group: Love’s Labour’s Lost

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  • June 1, 2019
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Reading Shakespeare’s plays aloud offers not only a communal way to enjoy these great works but also promotes a deeper understanding of Shakespeare’s poetry and wordplay. No acting experience is required to participate — just bring a copy of the play we’re reading…and your voice!

Bloomsday 2019

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  • June 16, 2019
    11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Join us on beautiful Delancey Place for the Rosenbach’s annual Bloomsday celebration on June 16, the day the world celebrates Leopold Bloom’s fictional journey through the streets of Dublin, as imagined in James Joyce’s epic Ulysses.