"How full of life those days seemed"

New Approaches to Art, Literature, Sexuality, and Society in Bloomsbury


December 1, 2008March 30, 2009

Location: Perkins Gallery

Sponsor: Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library

Artist: Various

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.