Rosenbach Museum Presents From Gratz to Rosenbach. A Collection of Early American Judaica

The Rosenbach Museum & Library Presents From Gratz to Rosenbach. A Collection of Early American Judaica a Tour on Friday, March 23, 2012 – 3:00pm – 4:00pm.

When and why did the earliest Jewish residents arrive in Philadelphia? What led the Rosenbach brothers to collect early American Judaica and why does the museum have a continuing collecting interest in the Gratz family of Philadelphia? From life-sized portraits to portrait miniatures, and from a silver tankard with a later engraving to a pocket almanac with mysterious inscriptions, the objects we examine will reveal more about Philadelphia’s early Jewish population and the collectors who amassed these artifacts.

The Rosenbach Museum & Library seeks to inspire curiosity, inquiry and creativity by engaging broad audiences in exhibitions, programs and research based on its remarkable and expanding collections. The museum was founded by legendary book dealer A.S.W. Rosenbach and his brother and business partner Philip. With an outstanding collection of rare books, manuscripts, furniture and art, the Rosenbach is a museum and world-renowned research library, set within two historic 1865 townhouses, that reflects an age when great collectors lived among their treasures. The Rosenbach is located at 2008-2010 Delancey Place in Philadelphia and is open Tuesday through Sunday. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for students and free for children under 5. For more information, please call (215) 732-1600 or visit www.rosenbach.org.

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