Exhibitions

Past exhibition: Networking Before the Net

Sharing Information in the Pre-Digital Age

From 01/29/2014 to 06/16/2014

Explore the ways that people—historic and contemporary—have connected to each other and the world they live in. While modern technology has revolutionized the ease and speed with which humans can connect behavior that may seem novel today may just be new expressions of ongoing human interests. Networking before the Net offers a playful look at such “social media,” then and now.

Past exhibition: In the Beginning

Three Jewish Firsts in the Rosenbach Collection

From 09/18/2013 to 01/12/2014

Museum co-founder Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach assembled astonishing collections that document Jewish firsts. Spanning five centuries, these objects celebrate the rich and storied heritage of the Jewish people.

Past exhibition: The Night Max Wore His Wolf Suit

50 Years of Wild Things

From 06/11/2013 to 03/02/2014

Delve into Sendak’s working process and inspirations for Where the Wild Things Are and learn just how long this wild rumpus had been brewing in Sendak’s imagination. The Rosenbach is the only place you can see the original drawings during the book’s 50th anniversary year.

Past exhibition: Thy Father’s Spirit: A Bloomsday Exhibition of Contemporary Art and Literary Manuscripts

Featuring The Ulysses Glove Project by Jessica Deane Rosner

From 06/05/2013 to 09/01/2013

Past exhibition: Voices of 1863

Witnesses to the Civil War

From 05/01/2013 to 01/05/2014

1863 was a pivotal year in the Civil War. Through letters and other dispatches, hear first-hand from the people struggling to preserve the Union and live their lives during this dramatic era of U.S. history.

Past exhibition: War Stories: Hard Earned. Unforgettably Told.

An Exhibition: Soldiers’ Stories, Then and Now

From 11/11/2012 to 05/26/2013

From the American Revolution to Operation Enduring Freedom, United States troops have served on many fronts throughout our nation’s history. Interweaving historic letters with first-person accounts from today’s veterans, this exhibition shows the remarkable similarities between soldiers’ lives then and now.

Past exhibition: Maurice Sendak and Stephen Colbert

Interviews, Objects…and Poles!

From 07/18/2012 to 11/11/2012

Colbert Nation has raised its flag at the Rosenbach Museum & Library…or, at least its flagpole.

Past exhibition: Maurice Sendak: A Legacy

From 06/10/2012 to 05/26/2013

Celebrate Sendak’s revolutionary work and artistic talent in this landmark exhibition, displaying more than 65 drawings from his 65-year career. Refreshed with new material every four months, this exhibition will include work from each of Sendak’s picture books by the end of its yearlong run.

Past exhibition: Who Owns Ulysses? Joyce and Copyright

From 05/30/2012 to 08/26/2012

James Joyce once said: “A work belongs to its author by virtue of a natural right, and thus the courts ought to protect an author against the mutilation and publication of his work…” This exhibition examines several such “mutilations” of Joyce’s own work while tracing the impact of obscenity laws and copyright laws on the international publication history of his novel Ulysses.

Past exhibition: The Superlative Showcase

From 04/04/2012 to 04/08/2012

Largest? Oldest? Smallest? Newest? See selections of the most extreme objects in the our collection. On view for five days only, don’t miss your chance to see this fun display that highlights the breadth and quality of our remarkable and expanding collections.