Handmade: Artists' Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

November 21, 2014 through January 4, 2015

This holiday season, the Morgan presents an exhibition of highly original, graphically intriguing, and rarely seen handmade cards created by major modern and contemporary artists for friends and family. Drawn from the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art—the world’s pre-eminent repository dedicated to collecting and preserving the papers and primary records of the visual arts in America—the lively array includes nearly sixty seasonal cards made by such important artists as Helen Frankenthaler, Milton Avery, Alexander Calder, Ad Reinhardt, and Saul Steinberg.

This exhibition was made possible by a gift in honor of Kook Dong Pae and Chan Eai Pae.

Miné Okubo
To Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi, 1959
Hand-colored print
Bob Stocksdale and Kay Sekimachi papers, 1937–2004
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution