exhibition

Everything is Going On Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia

On display
Friday, January 23, 2015 - Sunday, May 24, 2015

This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the life and work of Oscar Wilde, and highlights his historic and ongoing connections and influence in Philadelphia.  One of the most famous cultural personalities of all time, Wilde gave a series of lectures throughout the area in 1882, and in many ways never left. Wilde materials from several public and private collections will be placed alongside unpublished materials on display for the very first time, offering fresh insight into the inimitable writer’s work and creative process.

 

Everything is Going on Brilliantly: Oscar Wilde and Philadelphia is made possible by a generous gift from Barbara F. Freed and Alan Mittelman in loving memory of Sheldon Tabb, and grants from the Pine Tree Foundation of New York and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.