Paper Flowers on a Mantelpiece - Roger Fry

Roger Fry (British, 1866-1934)
Paper Flowers on a Mantelpiece, 1919
Oil on canvas on board, 16 1/2 x 20 inches
Collection of Bannon and Barnabas McHenry

Programs

Palmer Museum of Art

Exhibition dates: July 6–September 26, 2010

Programs and participants are subject to change. Visit our website or call
814-865-7672 for information.

 

Bloomsbury Guided Tours
Thursday–Saturday, July 8–10, 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., and
Sunday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.

Make Bloomsbury a part of your Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts™ experience! Palmer docents will be offering guided tours of A Room of Their Own throughout the festival.

 

Gallery Talk
Friday, July 16, 12:10 p.m.

Christopher Reed, cocurator of the exhibition and associate professor of English and visual culture

 

Workshop for Adults:
A Chair of One’s Own: Furniture Painting à la Bloomsbury

Saturday, July 17, noon to 3:00 p.m.

An old chair, a small table, or a plant stand can become a unique work of art with a little paint and some inspiration. Explore decoration, pattern, and embellishment in the Bloomsbury exhibition with artist and docent Michele Randall, and then add your own finishing touches and details to an already painted item of furniture that you provide.

Participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Workshop for Children:
MYOT: Make Your Own Tee Saturday

Saturday, July 24, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Under the guidance of art educator Danielle Leveston, participants will visit the Bloomsbury exhibition to find examples of color, pattern, and repetition in decorative arts and fabric design, and then apply these principles by decorating a t-shirt with markers and stencils. Recommended for ages 5–11.

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Bloomsbury Film Series: Carrington
Sunday, July 25, and Wednesday, July 28, 1:00 p.m.

The story of an unconventional love affair between painter Dora Carrington (Emma Thompson) and author Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce), both members of the renowned Bloomsbury group. (1995; 121 minutes, rated R)

Expand your Bloomsbury experience on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons by taking in a film in this month-long series presented in conjunction with A Room of Their Own. Cosponsored by the museum; the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity; and the Climate and Diversity Committee, Information Technology Services.

 

Bloomsbury Film Series: The Hours
Sunday, August 1, and Wednesday, August 4, 1:00 p.m.

A film adaptation of the 1998 Michael Cunningham novel, with an award-winning performance by Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf. (2002; 114 minutes, rated PG–13)

Expand your Bloomsbury experience on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons by taking in a film in this month-long series presented in conjunction with A Room of Their Own. Cosponsored by the museum; the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity; and the Climate and Diversity Committee, Information Technology Services.

 

Workshop for Children: Beautiful Boxes
Saturday, August 7, 10:15 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

The Bloomsbury artists made everyday objects beautiful by embellishing and decorating their surfaces. View A Room of Their Own with artist and educator Natalia Pilato, and then use images from magazines, cut paper, plastic baubles, and more to embellish your own beautiful box. Recommended for ages 4–8.

A parent or adult learning partner is encouraged to accompany young attendees; participants should wear appropriate clothing for working with materials. Workshops are free, but participants must preregister by contacting the curator of education at 814-863-9188 or dck10@psu.edu. Space is limited, so register early!

 

Bloomsbury Film Series: Maurice
Sunday, August 8, and Wednesday, August 11, 1:00 p.m.

A Merchant Ivory film based on E. M. Forster’s provocative novel of the same title and chronicling the relationship of two young men who try to remain true to their hearts within the strict social customs of Edwardian England. (1987; 140 minutes, rated R)

Expand your Bloomsbury experience on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons by taking in a film in this month-long series presented in conjunction with A Room of Their Own. Cosponsored by the museum; the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity; and the Climate and Diversity Committee, Information Technology Services.

 

Bloomsbury Film Series: A Passage to India
Sunday, August 15, and Wednesday, August 18, 1:00 p.m.

An award-winning adaptation of E. M. Forster’s 1924 novel about complicated and ultimately doomed friendships in British colonial India. (1984; 163 minutes, rated PG)

Expand your Bloomsbury experience on Sunday and Wednesday afternoons by taking in a film in this month-long series presented in conjunction with A Room of Their Own. Cosponsored by the museum; the Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Equity; and the Climate and Diversity Committee, Information Technology Services.

 

Book Discussion: A Room of One’s Own
Saturday, August 21, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m.

Susan Squier, Brill Professor of Women’s Studies and English, and author of Virginia Woolf and London: The Sexual Politics of the City, among other publications, will facilitate a discussion of Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own in the Bloomsbury exhibition. Participants will have a chance to discuss their own ideas about “the question of women and fiction” and ponder whether or not it is still true that “a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.”

 

Gallery Talk
Friday, August 27, 12:10 p.m.

Joyce Robinson, curator

 

Roger Fry: Art and Life in Bloomsbury
Tuesday, August 31, 4:30 p.m.

Christopher Reed, associate professor of English and visual culture, will present a lecture on the painter, critic, and art historian Roger Fry and his aesthetic theories, their impact on his friend Virginia Woolf, and their relationship to his unconventional biography.

 

Vita & Virginia
Thursday, September 2, 7:00 p.m.;
Saturday, September 11, 7:00 p.m.; and
Sunday, September 12, 2:00 p.m.

Vita & Virginia is a touching story of friendship adapted from the letters of Virginia Woolf and author Vita Sackville-West. This two-woman play by Eileen Atkins features Barbara Korner, dean, College of Arts and Architecture, as Woolf; and Susan Russell, assistant professor of theatre, as her flamboyant friend, lover, and confidant. Directed by Susan H. Schulman, head of directing for musical theatre. Seating is limited.

 

Vita, Virginia, and the Allure of the East
Tuesday, September 14, at 4:30 p.m.

Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando traces the magical story of a man who becomes a woman and lives through four centuries of English history. Urmila Seshagiri, associate professor of English, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will discuss how Vita Sackville-West’s travelogue Passenger to Teheran inspired Orlando’s comedy as well as its radical experiments with time and space. Cosponsored by the museum and the Department of English.

 

Gallery Talk
Friday, September 17, 12:10 p.m.

Joyce Robinson, curator, and Christopher Reed, associate professor of English and visual culture and cocurator of the exhibition

 

Paint Your Own Bloomsbury Plate tour and workshop
Sunday, September 19, 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

The Bloomsbury artists surrounded themselves with patterns and decorations on all number of available surfaces and objects—including commercially produced ceramic blanks. In the summer of 1913, Roger Fry urgently invited his friend Duncan Grant to come help paint ceramics in preparation for the opening of the group’s Omega Workshops. We extend a similar invitation to you as we offer a tour of the Bloomsbury exhibition followed by a trip to 2000 Degrees for china painting à la Bloomsbury. Supported in part by Foxdale Residents Association. The tour and workshop are free, but participants must purchase their own wares from 2000 Degrees. Transportation is not provided. Preregistration is required. Please contact the curator of education at dck10@psu.edu or 814-863-9188 to register.

 

Dance Performance: Dying is an Art
Thursday, September 23, 6:30 p.m.

Choreographed and directed by Elisha Clark Halpin, assistant professor of dance, this performance is inspired by the writings of Virginia Woolf and Sylvia Plath. Members of the ETCH Dance Co. will perform solos and vignettes that explore the relationships between personality, identity, and the self on the Palmer Museum Plaza.

 

Please Note: Doors open fifteen minutes before events begin. All lectures and films are held in the Palmer Lipcon Auditorium. Gallery talks, unless otherwise noted, begin in the Christoffers Lobby of the Palmer Museum of Art.
Children’s and family programs are partially funded by the James E. Hess and Suzanne Scurfield Hess Endowment for Art Education in the Palmer Museum of Art and the Ruth Anne and Ralph Papa Endowment. All other programs are sponsored by the Friends of the Palmer Museum of Art unless otherwise noted.