Exhibits: Bicentennial Year
- 1/21/10-3/26/10, "Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century" Exhibit at Houghton Library
- 3/22/10-6/30/10, "A More Interior Revolution: Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and the Women of the American Renaissance" Exhibit at the Massachusetts Historical Society
- 4/21/10-6/30/10, "Margaret Fuller In Her Own Words" Exhibit at Boston Public Library
- 5/23/10-6/20/10, Multimedia Exhibit "Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage"
8/4/10-8/20/10, "Woman in the 21st Century: Margaret Fuller and the Sacred Marriage" Exhibit at HP Garcia Gallery in New York City.
(flexible dates), Order the "Why Margaret Fuller Matters" traveling display for your venue
"Margaret Fuller: Woman Of The Nineteenth Century" Exhibit At Houghton Library
January 21-March 26, 2010
Though this exhibit is no longer on view, the remarks made by curator, Rob Velella, at the opening reception are now available to download online.
"Margaret Fuller: Woman of the Nineteenth Century" at the Houghton Library of Harvard University is on view from January 21, 2010 to March 26, 2010. The exhibition is guest curated by Rob Velella.
The exhibition from the Modern Books and Manuscripts Collection of the Houghton Library is part of a series of events in honor of Margaret Fuller's bicentennial in 2010. The Library is open to the public on Monday, Friday, and Saturday 9:00 A.M. - 5:00, and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 9:00 A.M. - 7:00 P.M. Closed on Sundays. A guided tour of the library is offered each Friday at 2:00 P.M.
On Monday, 22 March, to commemorate the bicentennial of Margaret Fuller's birth, the MHS will open a new exhibition titled "A More Interior Revolution": Elizabeth Peabody, Margaret Fuller, and the Women of the American Renaissance. Guest curator Megan Marshall, author of the acclaimed biography The Peabody Sisters: Three Women Who Ignited American Romanticism, has selected letters and journals written by Fuller and Peabody, together with writings and works of art created by other women who participated in the literary renaissance in New England between 1830 and Fuller's death in 1850. The exhibition draws upon the collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society and the Concord Free Public Library.
The MHS will host a special Fellows-and-Members-only opening reception on 20 March as well as two public gallery talks in conjunction with the exhibition. "The Lost Letters of Margaret Fuller" by Stephen T. Riley Librarian Peter Drummey will be held on Saturday, 27 March, at 11 AM and 1 PM as part of the MHS Annual Open House. On Friday, 23 April, at 2 PM, Leslie Perrin Wilson, Curator of the William Munroe Special Collections at the Concord Free Public Library, will give a talk entitled "No Worthless Books": Elizabeth Peabody's Foreign Library and Bookstore, 1840-1852. The MHS also will sponsor a three-day conference, Margaret Fuller and Her Circles, 8-10 April 2010. For information on the conference program, please visit the conference webpage.
"A More Interior Revolution" is free and open to the public from 22 March until 30 June, Monday through Saturday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
"Margaret Fuller: In Her Own Words" Exhibit At Boston Public Library
April 21-June 30, 2010
The Boston Public Library proudly presents Margaret Fuller: In Her Own Words, an exhibition celebrating Fuller’s extraordinary life, work, and legacy on the bicentennial of her birth.
Margaret Fuller (1810-1850) was a woman of many “firsts”: she was a groundbreaking educator, critic, author, journalist, social reformer, and champion of women’s rights. Margaret Fuller: In Her Own Words spans the dates 1834-1846 and highlights her literary career, with an emphasis on her contribution to the development of a national identity in American literature. Beginning with her early book reviews, the exhibit follows Fuller’s career as first woman editor of the Transcendentalist magazine the Dial, then as the first female editor at the New-York Tribune where she wrote many important critical literary reviews. In addition, the exhibition provides an insider’s glimpse into her relationships with Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and other leading 19th-century authors.
Presented in conjunction with materials from the Margaret Fuller Bicentennial Committee, the Boston Women’s Commission, and the Boston Women’s Heritage Trail, this exhibition features extraordinary manuscript letters, rare books, photographs, and illustrations from the BPL’s Rare Books, Prints, and Government Documents departments.
Gallery talk with curator Kim Reynolds and Bicentennial Committee Members
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 11:00 am, Rare Books Lobby.
The exhibit is free and will be on display through June 30, 2010. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St., Copley Square, Boston. Rare Books Lobby/Koussevitzky Room, McKim Building, 3rd Floor. 617-536-5400. Learn more: http://www.margaretfuller.org/ and http://www.bpl.org/