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Exhibitions

The Bloomsbury painters bore me

By contrast the work of Frank Dobson and Matthew smith pack a punch, as a new National Portrait Gallery exhibition shows

6 September 2014

9:00 AM

6 September 2014

9:00 AM

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

National Portrait Gallery, until 26 October

Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits by Matthew Smith and Frank Dobson

National Portrait Gallery, until 6 April 2015

Virginia Woolf (1882–1941) claimed that nothing has really happened until it has been recorded, so this new exhibition at the NPG devoted to her life can only now be said to have happened — for here I am recording it. Of course it is a truism that an exhibition only exists while it is on.

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