New York, NY, October 17, 2014—The Morgan Library & Museum will celebrate the 2014 holiday season with an entertaining exhibition of rarely-seen handmade cards created by twentieth-century artists for their friends and family. Drawn from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art, the exhibition will include nearly sixty seasonal cards made by such important artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, Philip Guston, and Saul Steinberg. The exhibition will open on November 21 and will be on view through January 4, 2015.
Spanning the decades from the 1920s to the 2000s, the works in the exhibition are tangible reminders of meaningful relationships among friends and colleagues, many of whom formed bonds through the practice of making art. They succeed in evoking romance, peace, humor, and joy in the most personal of ways—directly from the hand of the artist.