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Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014

Museum: Archives of American Art

Location: Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery, Reynolds Center, 1st Floor

The cards featured in this exhibition—selected from the hundreds in the Archives of American Art's collections—reveal how artists imagined the holidays through whimsical watercolors, quirky collages, and cheerful prints and drawings. These handmade cards confirm the irrepressible artistry of their senders and evoke the gift-giving spirit of the holiday season.

Related Smithsonian book: Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th-Century Artists (2012)


Julia Thecla to Katharine Kuh, undated, Katharine Kuh papers