Curated by the University of Victoria’s Special Collections and Archives staff
Legacy Maltwood (at the Mearns Centre – McPherson Library)
2015 marks 150 years since the birth of Irish poet and Nobel laureate William Butler Yeats. This exhibit explores Yeats’ work as a poet and playwright with artwork, rare books, and printed ephemera drawn from the Legacy Gallery and Special Collections and University Archives. The exhibition also features unique items documenting the artistry of his family, including father John Butler Yeats, brother Jack Butler Yeats, and sisters Susan Mary Yeats (Lily) and Elizabeth Corbet Yeats (Lollie), all of whom were noted artists.
The Legacy of W.B. Yeats
Join CBC Host and UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers for a panel discussion exploring the enduring legacy of Irish poet W.B. Yeats.
Thursday, January 28th, 4pm-5:30pm
Room 129 Mearns Centre for Learning– McPherson Library
On the University of Victoria CAMPUS
Free & open to the public.
This event is the closing reception for the Celebrating Yeats at 150 exhibition at the Legacy Maltwood Gallery.
Image Exhibition Poster. Portrait of W.B. Yeats by his brother Jack Yeats from Mosada: A Dramatic Poem (Dublin: Printed by Scaly, Bryers and Walker, 1886).