10/6/21 on the steps of the Rundel Memorial Building. With books by or related to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe held at the RPL and photos of the lost Goethe bust; (top row) Cynthia Dana, Donna Borgus, Max Schaible; (bottom row) Dexter Benedict, Roger Ehrich, Marion Ehrich [Photo: David Kramer]
As seen in Goethe kehrt zum Leben zurück, in 2015 when the bust of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 – 1832), German poet, playwright, novelist, scientist, statesman, theatre director and critic, was stolen from the Highland Bowl, few expected to see the bust or a re-creation return to Rochester.
However, Max Schaible and Roger Ehrich, son of the late sculptor of the lost Goethe bust, were determined to bring Goethe back to Rochester. With the invaluable help of Roy Allen, founder of Small Matters Institute
, Dexter Benedict
is now commissioned to re-create the bust to be located on the 1st floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building in the Arts & Literature Division.
10/6/21 Signing ceremony (l-r) Dexter Benedict, Donna Borgus, Roger Ehrich, Marion Ehrich, Cynthia Dana. Not pictured, Max Schaible [Photo: David Kramer]
On October 6th at Rundel, we had a signing ceremony.
10/6/21 David Kramer with just one portion of the RPL’s Goethe collection. [Photo: Max Schaible]
Goethe kehrt zum Leben zurück
OTHER WORKS BY DEXTER BENEDICT
What is the connection between Beethoven and Meridian Centre in Brighton?
ALSO ON THE CENTRAL BRANCH OF THE RPL
Celebrate the ninth issue of Rundelania
Celebrate the eighth issue of Rundelania
The RPL is staying close with “Central Casting” and Rundenalia publishes “The New Yorker is publishing my poem!”
Rundelania publishes “Providence, Summer, 1989,” “The Thirty Year Prophecy,” and “A Period of Mutually Agreed Upon Reflection”
Behold. The first print edition of Rundelania.
RUNDELANIA publishes “A Phone Call to Manhattan”
Literary and artistic impressions at Rundel
Boxes upon boxes of Rochester newspaper history
Art of the Book and Nighan’s “The Accordion Book of Short Stories” in Harold Hacker Hall
Not letting the Vietnam War be forgotten at the Vietnam Learning Center with Central librarian Steve Nash
Kitty Jospé provides noon nourishment for the mind at Rundel.
Providing hope for the homeless in the back alcove of Rundel Library
On a Cal Ripken signed 1989 glove, prized possessions, and the Rundel Library
A periodical lover’s dream at the Rundel Memorial Building