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Curator led tour of Virginia Woolf at NPG

2 October 2014 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Virginia Woolf by Vanessa Bell (nee Stephen) 1912 NPG 5933
Virginia Woolf
by Vanessa Bell (nee Stephen)
NPG 5933

Virginia Woolf was one of the most important and celebrated writers of the twentieth century. This extensive exhibition of portraits and rare archival material will explore her life and achievements as a novelist, intellectual, campaigner and public figure.  Join us for a fabulous curator-led tour.

Curated by biographer and art historian Frances Spalding, the exhibition includes distinctive portraits of Woolf by her Bloomsbury Group contemporaries Vanessa Bell and Roger Fry and photographs by Beresford and Man Ray, as well as intimate images recording her time spent with friends and family. Woolf’s early life and literary achievements, alongside lesser known aspects of her time in London and political views, are brought into focus through in-depth research and a remarkable array of personal objects including letters, diaries and books.

We will meet in the main hall of the Gallery at 18:00 where we will have a reserved area for drinks. At 18:30, we will have a curator-led tour of the exhibition.

Pricing: Patrons free; Friends £20, Guests £35.  RSVP to RSVP@UKFriendsofNMWA.org. Post your cheque to UK Friends of NMWA, Box 539, 28 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3SS.

There will be an option to stay for a self-treat dinner after the tour at the Portrait restaurant. Guests who are unable to join for the tour are more than welcome to join for dinner only after the tour. Please indicate in your reply how many will be joining for dinner.


2 October 2014
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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National Portrait Gallery
London, United Kingdom