Handmade Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

November 27, 2013 – January 5, 2014
Julia Thecla to Katharine Kuh, undated, Katharine Kuh papers

Archives of American Art Lawrence A. Fleischman Gallery
8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, DC

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)