Exhibiting America's Past to Shape America's Future
From 1947 to 1949, one of the most ambitious traveling exhibitions ever mounted toured the United States. Aimed at promoting “a greater appreciation of the blessings of American heritage” the Freedom Train brought 126 of the nation’s most iconic documents, from Columbus’s writing to the Bill of Rights to the World War II surrender, to 3.5 million people across America.
The Photography of Charles Dodgson
An exhibition exploring the fascinating world of Victorian photography through the lens of Lewis Carroll himself.
Celebrating 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland
The Rosenbach marks the 150th anniversary of this internationally beloved story in fantastic fashion. Follow us down the rabbit hole as we bring Wonderland to the heart of Philadelphia.
A Selection of 16th - 18th Century Texts
This installation presents 16th-18th century works from both sides of the Atlantic that document Catholics’ evolving relationship with the Americas
Want to solve the puzzle of James Joyce’s Ulysses? You are in good company. “I’ve put in so many enigmas and puzzles that it will keep the professors busy for centuries,” Joyce notoriously boasted. This exhibit offers a playful and interactive introduction to cracking the code of Ulysses.
This groundbreaking exhibition focuses on the life and work of Oscar Wilde, and highlights his historic and ongoing connections and influence in Philadelphia.
This exhibition explores the history of early children’s books from the religious tracts of Puritan printers to the adventure novels of the 19th century, while introducing visitors to Dr. Rosenbach’s passion for these dog-eared gems
Of all Joyce’s predecessors, Shakespeare was the greatest and most complicated, serving as an artistic father, guide and literary ideal. This unique exhibition places pages from Joyce’s manuscriptof Ulysses side-by-side with the plays and poems that inspired it.
Dave Burrell’s Civil War Concerts
In this special exhibition, we invite you to explore this fascinating and unique project from its inception to today. Burrell’s original musical scores, research notebooks, and interviews about his creative process will be displayed beside to the original Civil War documents which inspired the concerts.