Just in time for the creepy Halloween season, the Rosenbach Museum will premiere their next exhibit, Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science. These two novels, written by Mary Shelley and Bram Stoker, have stood the test of time and are classic horror tales.
Two hundred years after the publication of Frankenstein, the original manuscript pages will make their only appearance in the United States at the Rosenbach! That’s amazing. And they will be displayed alongside the Rosenbach’s collection of Dracula notes from Bram Stoker accompanied by 19th century scientific, medical, and literary works. These gothic giants were born in the time of technological developments, and medical breakthroughs so this exhibit will be a gothic literature lover’s dream.
The exhibition will also showcase books and documents that will help exemplify the details of science and pressing ethical questions of the time, which inspired Shelley and Stoker to create their monsters in response to finding answers that explored what would happen if humanity went too far in testing the limits of life and death, body and mind, and humanity and nature.
Admission includes a guided tour through the historic house museum and a rare book library, as well as access to the special exhibition.
Frankenstein & Dracula: Gothic Monsters, Modern Science
October 13, 2017 – February 11, 2018
The Rosenbach Museum & Library, 2008 Delancey Place
Adults are $10, Seniors $8, Students & Children $5, and Rosenbach members are Free.