Opening Reception for "How full of life those days seemed": New Approaches to Art, Literature, Sexuality, and Society in Bloomsbury
Perkins Library Gallery, 13 January 2009, 4:30-6:30pm
The members of the Bloomsbury Group 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 documenting the activities of the group's members, including Woolf, Keynes, Fry, Vanessa Bell, Lytton Strachey, and Duncan Grant, and of the Hogarth Press, created and operated by Woolf with her husband Leonard. The exhibit will be on view through 6 March. For images of items in the exhibit as well as links to related resources and digital collections, go to http://library.duke.edu/exhibits/bloomsbury/index.html
The exhibit at Perkins is one of the elements in the campus-wide celebration of the Bloomsbury Group. Learn more about “Vision and Design: A Year of Bloomsbury” at http://news.duke.edu/2008/09/bloomsbury.html
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