Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"One Life: Sylvia Plath" is now open!



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Explore the poet and writer's visual imagination and identity
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Now Open
"One Life: Sylvia Plath"

Through May 20, 2018

Take a look at how Sylvia Plath constructed and cultivated her shifting public image, revealing a keen understanding of the visual. Through personal letters, her own artwork, family photographs, and relevant objects, this exhibition highlights Plath's visual imagination as she struggled to understand herself and navigate the societal pressures faced by young women during her time.

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"One Life: Sylvia Plath" is the first exploration of the poet and writer's life in an art and history museum. The exhibition features a carefully selected array of images and objects from the Portrait Gallery, the Mortimer Rare Book Collection and the Smith College Historic Clothing Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Mass., the Lilly Library at Indiana University in Bloomington and private collections. 

This exhibition has been funded by the Guenther and Siewchin Yong Sommer Endowment Fund and Mr. and Mrs. John Daniel Reaves


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