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Blogging Woolf is back from a holiday hiatus made longer by a bout with On Being Ill — the virus, not the Virginia Woolf essay published in 1930 by the Hogarth Press. But now that we are back, we recommend a couple of essays for your edification in this new year.
The first, “1913–What year…“ by Kathleen Dixon Donnelly on the SuchFriends blog, takes an in-depth look at the New York Armory Show in February 1913, connecting it to Bloomsbury Group painters Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Roger Fry, etc. who closed London’s Second Post-Impressionist Exhibit early so many of the paintings could be sent on to New York.
Donnelly promises to post updates all year on what was happening to writers in 1913. You can also check out the Such Friends page on Facebook.
The second is Blogging Woolf contributor Alice Lowe‘s latest published work, “On the Road Again,” which appears in the current issue of The Feathered Flounder.
Lowe notes that “being the mother of a daughter and the daughter of a mother is a rich source of
reflection.” In this latest poignant essay, she draws on those dual experiences, as well as “from those other gems, memory and aging” to wonder whether she has encountered the beginning of her dotage.
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Duke University Library has published a small collection of Bloomsbury Group-related materials in Manuscripts and Woodcuts: Visions and Designs from Bloomsbury.
The materials feature a handwritten, manuscript draft of Elizabeth and Essex by Lytton Strachey and a collection of woodcut illustrations by Robert Fry, as well as letters and book covers, according to Duke’s Digital Collections Blog.
The effort accompanies a Duke University Libraries exhibit on the Bloomsbury Group entitled “‘How Full of Life Those Days Seemed’: New Approaches to Art, Literature, Sexuality, and Society in Bloomsbury.”
The exhibit is part of a year-long celebration at Duke, Vision and Design: A Year of Bloomsbury. Read more on Blogging Woolf.
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The pen is mightier than the brush when it comes to pointing people in the direction of Bloomsbury. And Virginia Woolf is one of the movement’s most recognizable proponents.
At least that is what Cornell curator Nancy Green says as she discusses the exhibit of Bloomsbury works that opens Dec. 18 at Duke University’s Nasher Museum in Durham, N.C. It runs through April 5.
The exhibit, called “A Room of Their Own,” marks the 100-year-anniversary of the Bloomsbury group’s founding. It is jointly curated by the museums at Duke and Cornell University, in Ithaca, N.Y., and includes many art objects from private collections that have never been on public display.
Roger Fry’s Head of a Model, 1913, is among them, along with furniture, books and works on paper that date from 1910 to the 1970s.
A preview and holiday party for museum members and the Duke community will be held Dec. 17 at 7 p.m., and a Curators Panel Discussion is set for Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.
For more details about Duke’s “Vision and Design: A Year of Bloomsbury,” which includes 12 months of campus-wide programming that celebrates the exhibit, click here.
You can also read a story in the Courier-Journal about the Bloomsbury paintings three Louisville, Kentucky, collections have loaned the exhibit.
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