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“Great Maurice Sendak collection”

Rosenbach Museum and Library
Ranked #103 of 443 things to do in Philadelphia
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Owner description: 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. 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.
Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Maurice Sendak collection”
Reviewed 22 February 2012

For many of us, Maurice Sendak is synomous with "Where the Wild Things Are." The Rosenbach Collection brings his work as an illustrator and author to life, highlighting many of his books. The Rosenbach includes other collections and offers a tour of the living areas of the historic home. Well worth the $10 admission

Visited February 2012
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Long Beach, CA
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Unique museum for scripts and Maurice Sendak work”
Reviewed 9 December 2011

I love the collection and the curator did a good job to describe the work but the service was not attentive. On the Wed night I visited, it should have a museum tour offer to the vistor. Being the only 1 of the 2 guesst in the entire museum, the docent or the front desk should inform me about the tour. Instead, they only remind me not to walk the stair. I found out you can only access the house through the tour. I ended up missed the most important thing.

Visited December 2011
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NJ Traveler
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Literary History at Its best”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

If you enjoy literature and literary history, Rosenbach is the place to go. Several original manuscripts, plus a James Joyce death mask. Also, every June 16th there is a Bloomsday celebration. Check it out bookaphiles!

Visited December 2010
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Washington, DC
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56 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“If you like Maurice Sendak”
Reviewed 16 November 2011

Went to the Rosenbach Museum and Library only to see The Chertoff Mural painted by Sendak in 1961 but decided to take the tour of the house also. The trip to the Rosenback is worth it just to see the mural which is delightful and a real treat to Sendak fans, but the tour of the house turned out to an added delight.

Visited November 2011
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chesapeake
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“A great treasure in a great neighborhood”
Reviewed 14 October 2011

Please invest a few hours to see this museum and library. Take the time to walk the streets, stop and listen to the quiet sounds of neighborhood life. Imagine what the clip-clop of horse and carriage, the shadows from gas lamps and the smells of wood fires must have been like. Imagine the centuries of footsteps that have echoed off the brick houses.
Then, one can actually step into that era by entering this house--it is an intact(except for the obvious modernities), picture and scene of elegance The story is like a movie script--two brothers, loving the city of Philadelphia, loving life, collecting a world-class array of publications and books.
Their house, their books, their joie de vivre are still here. We are the richer for seeing this attraction.

Visited October 2011
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