Last week, the Rosenbach Museum & Library made a big announcement - the museum is now home to a rare mural painted circa 1961 by author and illustrator Maurice Sendak. In the months leading up to The Chertoff Mural’s arrival to the museum, Canary Promotion worked closely with RML staff members to tell this remarkable story. The wide-reaching media campaign has yielded several extensive features including an Associated Press article which moved on the wire yesterday, a segment on NPR’s leading news show All Things Considered, a front page story in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sunday edition and a New York Times feature. Read more »
In today’s Inquirer, art critic Victoria Donohoe weighs in on the Rosenbach Museum & Library’s new exhibition “Dreadful Things Happen: The Brothers Grimm & Maurice Sendak,” which explores the world-renowned illustrator Maurice Sendak’s perspective on the 200 years of folktales–Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White, Cinderella, and more–immortalized by Jacob and Wilheim Grimm.
Donohoe applauds the exhibition, which is currently running through November 7, saying, “The summer exhibit ‘Dreadful Things Happen: The Brothers Grimm & Maurice Sendak’ at the Rosenbach Museum and Library is remarkable for its spooky power,” also noting,”The mystery of this show’s references entices adults and children alike, engaging us rather like a cabinet of curiosities.”
Read the full review on philly.com, and to check out the exhibition for yourself, museum hours are available on rosenbach.org
It’s that time of year again! It’s June 16th, which means it is time for friends, neighbors, Joyce enthusiasts, and curious passersbys to join together for Bloomsday hosted by the Rosenbach Museum & Library to celebrate the day on which James Joyce’s famed protagonist Leopold Bloom made his fictional odyssey through Dublin in Ulysses! In anticipation of rain in today’s forecast, the Rosenbach, home of the original manuscript of Joyce’s classic novel, will be hosting the annual Philadelphia tradition at Trinity Center for Urban Life at 22nd & Spruce Streets.
Stop by between noon and 7 p.m. tonight to hear some of Philadelphia’s most notable personalities read from Ulysses, including Mayor Nutter, Nobel Prize-winner Baruch Samuel Blumberg, President and CEO of the Kimmel Center Ann Ewers, Director of the Rosenbach Derick Dreher, and the former Associate Director of the Rosenbach, currently with the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative, Mike Barsanti, among others.
Mike Barsanti, who will be reading immediately following Mayor Nutter at 3:20 p.m., is the founding partner of Throwaway Horse, the company developing the online comic book version of Ulysses, ulyssesseen.com, for which Mike is also an editor. This year, on the brink of Bloomsday, ulyssesseen.com has found itself in the midst of a censorship battle with Apple over the comic’s iPad app. To read up on the developing controversy, check out the articles recently featured in The New York Times and The New Yorker.
June 10: The sun was shining today as notable Philadelphians, program “voices” and participants, and excited onlookers were on-hand to celebrate the launch of Farimount Park Art Association’s new multi-platform, interactive audio experience Museum Without Walls™: AUDIOin LOVE Park. We were there, and we took some photos of the event. Click “Read More” below to check them out!
This Thursday beginning at 11 a.m., we’ll be on the scene at LOVE Park as Fairmount Park Art Association celebrates the launch of the new multi-platform, interactive audio experience Museum Without Walls™: AUDIO. The official launch event, which is free and open to the public, will include a sign dedication at Philadelphia’s iconic LOVE sculpture, iPod giveaways, and an opportunity to meet the voices behind many of the program’s three-minute audio segments—which explore the untold histories behind 51 outdoor sculptures at 35 stops along Benjamin Franklin Parkway and Kelly Drive.
A number of the voices included in the program’s audio segments, as well as other Philadelphia notables, will be attending the event including Penny Balkin Bach, Executive Director of the Fairmount Park Art Association; Gary Steuer, Chief Cultural Officer for the City of Philadelphia Office of Arts; Mark Focht, Executive Director of Fairmount Park for the City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation; James “Jimmy” Binns, a Philadelphia lawyer and a former Pennsylvania Boxing Commissioner who is a member of the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame and can be heard on the audio program for A. Thomas Schomberg’s Rocky sculpture; Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Charles Fuller, whocan be heard on the audio program for the sculpture, All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors byJ. Otto Schweizer; and more.