Archive for December 1st, 2008

duke-in-depthThe 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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