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In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Allison C. Meier

Rosenbach Museum & Library

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

In Conversation with the Rosenbach: Allison C. Meier

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INCLUDES GENERAL MUSEUM ADMISSION. (Admission to this program is free for Rosenbach members-- to RSVP call 215-732-1600 x100 or email rsvp@rosenbach.org.)
Jan 26, 2017 $15.00 $1.74

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With its crooked branches that grow parallel to the ground, supported by wires and crutches, the Camperdown elm in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is one of New York City’s most curious trees. But the old arbor that was planted in 1872 was almost chopped down in the 1960s due to its poor condition. A movement to save it, led by local modernist poet Marianne Moore, succeeded in preserving the tree. Allison C. Meier, staff writer at Hyperallergic, shares with us Moore's efforts to anoint the tree Brooklyn’s “crowning curio"— a campaign that instigated renewed appreciation for New York’s parks. 

Learn more about the Rosenbach's Marianne Moore collection here.

Allison C. Meier is a Brooklyn-based writer focusing on the arts and overlooked history. Currently, she is staff writer at Hyperallergic, and moonlights as a cemetery tour guide at New York burial grounds. She’s also worked as the senior editor at Atlas Obscura, communications manager at the Cooper Union, staff writer at ARTINFO, and development coordinator at Untitled [ArtSpace]. Freelance work includes stories for the New York Times, Art Desk, ARTNews, Narrative.ly, Brooklyn Based, the Oklahoma Gazette, andOklahoma Today Magazine.

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A series of informal, intimate talks given by literary and cultural luminaries, "In Conversation with the Rosenbach" delves into fascinating histories, intellectual curiosities, and inspiring ideas. Each program offers the audience a chance to join the conversation after the talk and share their own thoughts and questions.  

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Rosenbach Museum & Library
2008 Delancey Place
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, January 26, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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Rosenbach Museum & Library

The Rosenbach was founded in 1954 by Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (1876-1952) and his brother, Philip (1863-1953). Renowned dealers in books, manuscripts, and fine art, the brothers played a central role in the development of private libraries that later became our nation’s most important public collections of rare books, such as the Folger and Huntington Libraries. The brothers’ own personal collection, now the core of the Rosenbach, features treasures the brothers were unable to part with, including the only surviving copy of Benjamin Franklin’s first Poor Richard Almanac and the manuscript of James Joyce’s Ulysses. Our collection is continuously growing, including the addition of the papers of poet Marianne Moore, and Bram Stoker’s notes for Dracula. In December, 2013 the Rosenbach became affiliated with the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation, bringing together two of the world’s preeminent collections of rare books, manuscripts, Americana and art.

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