Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Twenty-eight items from the holdings of Rare Books and Manuscripts are currently on display at the Palmer Museum of Art in the exhibition “A Room of Their Own: The Bloomsbury Artists in American Collections,” on display through September 26, 2010. Among the materials on loan from Special Collections are letters by Virginia and Leonard Woolf, Lytton Strachey, and Roger Fry. Also included is a selection of books by the Bloomsbury literati with cover art and illustrations designed by their artist colleagues such as Vanessa Bell. Published by the Hogarth Press, these volumes augment the exhibition’s exploration of the relationship between art and literature in this group of 20th-century moderns.
For more information about the Bloomsbury exhibition, see