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.
This free exhibit has been extended 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.
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.