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BISR Docent: the Bloomsbury Group

While the Bloomsbury Group is perhaps best known as an association of writers, most prominently Virginia Woolf, it also counted among its members several visual artists of great power and originality—including Roger Fry, Duncan Grant, Dora Carrington, and Woolf’s sister, Vanessa Bell. In BISR Docent, the first in what we hope is a regular series, BISR faculty Rebecca Ariel Porte will take us on a transatlantic tour of several key works of Bloomsbury art, stepping virtually into the online collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Tate Modern. What unites the Bloomsbury artists? What ideas, concerns, and sensibilities informed their work? To what extent did they see their art as continuous with, or somehow relating to, contemporary experiments in literature, including Woolf’s? Is there a Bloomsbury aesthetic, and what might it do for us today, roughly 100 years later?

BISR Docent: the Bloomsbury Group takes place Sunday, August 9th and is free to attend (via Zoom). Space is limited. Please RSVP below.

Event Schedule

Sunday, 7:00-9:00pm EST
August 09, 2020


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