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Library Exhibit Celebrates the Bloomsbury Group

"How full of life those days seemed": New Approaches to Art, Literature, Sexuality, and Society in Bloomsbury: On view at the Perkins Library Gallery during library hours until 6 March.
The members of the Bloomsbury Group, active in England in the first quarter of the 20th century, explored alternative ways of living and advanced fresh ideas in the arts and social sciences.  Their shared spirit of collaboration, community, and inquiry spurred the creation of works as diverse as Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, J.M. Keynes's General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money, and Roger Fry's study of Cezanne.  This exhibit features books and manuscripts from the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library that showcase the work of the Group's members.  Among the items in the exhibit are books printed at the Hogarth Press, created and operated by Woolf with her husband Leonard. Also visit the Libraries' digital collection of Bloomsbury manuscripts and woodcuts.

The exhibit at Perkins is one of the elements in the campus-wide celebration of the Bloomsbury Group, “Vision and Design: A Year of Bloomsbury.” 

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Posted 16 December 2008

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