Virginia Woolf: An exhibition inspired by her writings

Fitzwilliam Museum

2 October – 9 December 2018

Discover how the writings of celebrated author Virginia Woolf has influenced modern and contemporary art.

Vanessa Bell, Interior with a Table, 1921

The writer of Orlando, To the Lighthouse and The Waves has proven a lasting influence beyond the literary sphere. This exhibition uses her work as a prism through which to explore feminist perspectives on landscape, domesticity and identity in modern and contemporary art.

Supported by an Art Fund Jonathan Ruffer curatorial grant, the exhibition brings together work by more than 70 artists working from 1850 to the present, and highlights the many connections between the author, her contemporaries and those who share an affinity with her work.

It was in Cambridge that Woolf delivered a series of lectures that went on to become the extended essay ‘A Room of One’s Own.’ The Fitzwilliam is the final venue for the exhibition (after Tate, St Ives and Pallant House Gallery, Chichester), and provides an opportunity to see the original manuscript on display.

Venue information

Opening times

Tue – Sat, 10am – 5pm Sun & Bank Holidays 12noon – 5pm Closed Mon, 24 – 26, 31 Dec and 1 Jan

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