Exhibit at Boston College // Devoted Catholic & Determined Writer: Louise Imogen Guiney in Boston

Member Barbara Adams Hebard, Conservator at Boston College, has curated the following exhibit that may interest others in our chapter.

Devoted Catholic & Determined Writer: Louise Imogen Guiney in Boston
February 10 – May 29, 2020
John J. Burns Library, Boston College

Louise Imogen Guiney (1861 – 1920), one of only two women represented in Bapst Library’s stained glass portraits of American authors, may have faded from the canon, yet she continues to offer a unique window into the multifaceted literary establishment of late 19th-century Boston. Guiney’s family and friends connected her to Boston’s literary circles where her own drive to write—first poetry, and later, stories and biographical essays—earned her acclaim, if not the financial independence she sought.

Guiney’s choice of subjects was informed by her Catholic beliefs, her admiration for Jesuits, and her sojourns in Ireland and England. This retrospective exhibit focuses on her relationships with Catholic religious leaders, fellow writers, and publishers in Boston. Of special interest to book artists, there are notable book cover designs and printing examples in the exhibit.

Exhibit reception: March 25, 2020, 6:00pm

For visiting information click here.

*This exhibit is not being sponsored by the New England Chapter of the Guild of Book Workers.

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