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Thursday, December 22, 2011

Rosenbach Recap

As 2011 draws to a close, here's a look back at some of my personal picks for highlights of the past Rosen-year:

The conservation and unveiling of the only surviving Sendak mural:

The Chertoff mural, post-conservation. © 1961 by Maurice Sendak, all rights reserved. Given by Nina and Larry Chertoff in loving memory of Roslyn and Lionel Chertoff and Eugene Glynn.

Our commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War:

Participation in the first Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts with Exile Among Expats: James Joyce in Paris and the composition Raving Beauty about Mercedes de Acosta.

Exile Among Expats

A beautiful Bloomsday in the sun.

And a wonderful Dracula DIY held during a freak October snowstorm

My list could go on and on--watching children in our school partner project performing 18th-century set dances, the explosion of interest in reading groups, working with composer Dave Burrell on his Civil War compositions....

What was your favorite Rosenbach memory of 2011?

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