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Exterior of the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.

Can’t get to New York City before March 5? No problem. You can view the digital version of the exhibit “Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind” from your easy chair by logging onto your computer.

Just go to the exhibit web page, scroll down, and click on each individual section of the exhibit in turn.

The sections are:

  1. Early Years
  2. Fiction
  3. Criticism
  4. The Hogarth Press
  5. Legacy

The online component also includes a slide show of 10 photographs that show what the in-person exhibit looks like.

Listen in as authors discuss the exhibit and Woolf

In addition, you can listen to 23 audio tracks, with transcripts, that guide you through the exhibit.

Each features a conversation between Brandon Taylor, author of Real Life (2020) and Francesca Wade, author of Square Haunting: Five Women, Freedom and London Between the Wars (2020), as they discuss and dissect the exhibit’s individual components.

Shop Woolf

You can also shop the the Woolf collection available in the library’s online gift shop. It includes everything from notebooks to books to jewelry to tote bags.

Background on the Woolf exhibit

“Virginia Woolf: A Modern Mind” is the library’s first major exhibition to focus on Woolf since 1993. This biographical exhibit of more than 100 items provides an intimate view of the author’s life and creative process, using her personal notebooks and diaries, family photographs, and unpublished letters.

It is drawn entirely from the library’s holdings, one of the most important collections of Woolf’s writings in the world.

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Interior shot of the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd St.

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