Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

November 20, 2009 - January 17, 2010
Exhibited in Washington, D.C. at the Fleischman Gallery

As store ads fill your mailbox at home and spam fills your inbox at work, rekindle your holiday spirit with hand-made holiday cards. The cards featured in this exhibition offer insight into how artists imagined the holidays. Collectively these holiday cards confirm the irrepressible artistry of their senders.

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Werner Drewes Christmas card to unidentified recipient

Werner Drewes Christmas card to unidentified recipient, ca. 1966

Creator: Werner Drewes

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Un-Ichi Hiratsuka Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Un-Ichi Hiratsuka Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, 1970

Creator: Un-Ichi Hiratsuka

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Jane H. Jones Christmas card to Eugenie Gershoy

Jane H. Jones Christmas card to Eugenie Gershoy, 1956 Dec. 14

Creator: Jane H. Jones

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Michael Ponce de Leon Christmas card to Jacob Kainen

Michael Ponce de Leon Christmas card to Jacob Kainen, 1965 or 1966

Creator: Michael Ponce de Leon

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Mari and George Eade holiday card to Leonard Bocour

Mari and George Eade holiday card to Leonard Bocour, December 1969

Creator: Mari Eade

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Michael Clark, New York, N.Y. christmas card to Jacob Kainen, Chevy Chase, Md.

Michael Clark, New York, N.Y. christmas card to Jacob Kainen, Chevy Chase, Md., Dec. 1977

Creator: Michael Clark

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Bernard Childs Christmas card to Eugenie Gershoy

Bernard Childs Christmas card to Eugenie Gershoy, 1981

Creator: Bernard Childs

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Galeria Bonino holiday card containing a work by Fletcher Chapman Benton titled Miniature synchronetic C 553-OR

Galeria Bonino holiday card containing a work by Fletcher Chapman Benton titled Miniature synchronetic C 553-OR, 1969

Creator: Bonino Gallery

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Dorothy & Irwin Hoffman Christmas card

Dorothy & Irwin Hoffman Christmas card, 1949

Creator: Irwin D. Hoffman

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Frank di Gioia holiday card

Frank di Gioia holiday card, 1957

Creator: Frank Di Gioia

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F. Douglas Greenbowe Christmas card to unidentified recipient

F. Douglas Greenbowe Christmas card to unidentified recipient, ca. 1950

Creator: F. Douglas Greenbowe

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Dan Flavin christmas card to Andrew A. Bucci

Dan Flavin christmas card to Andrew A. Bucci, 1963

Creator: Dan Flavin

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Mario Carreño with sketch

Mario Carreño with sketch, 1930

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Pablo Cano, Miami, Fla. Christmas card to Helen L. Kohen, Miami, Fla.

Pablo Cano, Miami, Fla. Christmas card to Helen L. Kohen, Miami, Fla., 1989

Creator: Pablo Cano

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Arturo Rodríguez to Helen L. Kohen

Arturo Rodríguez to Helen L. Kohen, ca. 1980-1999

Creator: Arturo Rodríguez

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Ray Gloeckler Christmas card to James Mullen

Ray Gloeckler Christmas card to James Mullen, ca. 1978

Creator: Raymond Gloeckler

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Minnie S. Martin Christmas card to James Mullen

Minnie S. Martin Christmas card to James Mullen, ca. 1966

Creator: Minnie S. Martin

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Bruce North Christmas card to James Mullen

Bruce North Christmas card to James Mullen, ca. 1996

Creator: Bruce North

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George Zoretich Christmas card to James Mullen

George Zoretich Christmas card to James Mullen, 1971

Creator: George Zoretich

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Robert Indiana greeting card to Dorothy C. Miller

Robert Indiana greeting card to Dorothy C. Miller, 1964

Creator: Robert Indiana

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Frances Foote Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Frances Foote Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, between 1907 and 1991

Creator: Frances Foote

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Edward F. Dickerson christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Edward F. Dickerson christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, December 19, 1959

Creator: Edward F. Dickerson

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Alexandra Darrow christmas card to unidentified recipient

Alexandra Darrow christmas card to unidentified recipient, 1957

Creator: Alexandra Darrow

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Noche Crist christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Noche Crist christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, ca. 1962

Creator: Noche Crist

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Abril Lamarque Christmas card

Abril Lamarque Christmas card, Between 1920 and 1945

Creator: Abril Lamarque

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Christmas card from Alfred Frueh to Wood Gaylor

Christmas card from Alfred Frueh to Wood Gaylor, Between 1921 and 1945

Creator: Alfred Joseph Frueh

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Alexander Calder holiday card

Alexander Calder holiday card, 1930

Creator: Alexander Calder

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Hanne Darboven christmas card to Leo Castelli

Hanne Darboven christmas card to Leo Castelli, 1992

Creator: Hanne Darboven

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Ambrose Patterson Christmas card to Guy Anderson

Ambrose Patterson Christmas card to Guy Anderson, 1952

Creator: Ambrose Patterson

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Philip Reisman holiday card

Philip Reisman holiday card, 195-

Creator: Philip Reisman

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Nickolas Muray and Ruzzie Green Christmas card

Nickolas Muray and Ruzzie Green Christmas card, 1937

Creator: Nickolas Muray

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Carlos Botelho, Lisbon, Portugal christmas card to Harold Weston

Carlos Botelho, Lisbon, Portugal christmas card to Harold Weston, 1963 Dec. 18

Creator: Carlos Botelho

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Robert Freiman Christmas card

Robert Freiman Christmas card, 1940-1960

Creator: Robert Freiman

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Edward Valentine Christmas card

Edward Valentine Christmas card, between 1911 and 1930

Creator: Edward Virginius Valentine

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Allen Tupper True design for a Christmas card

Allen Tupper True design for a Christmas card, 193-?

Creator: Allen Tupper True

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Elizabeth Davey Lochrie Christmas card to W. Langdon Kihn

Elizabeth Davey Lochrie Christmas card to W. Langdon Kihn, 19--

Creator: Elizabeth Davey Lochrie

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Sally & James Mullen holiday card to unidentified recipient

Sally & James Mullen holiday card to unidentified recipient, 1991

Creator: James M. (James Martin) Mullen

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William T. Wiley christmas card to Jimmy Jalapeeno

William T. Wiley christmas card to Jimmy Jalapeeno, 1979

Creator: William T. Wiley

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Carson Davenport Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Carson Davenport Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, 1960

Creator: Carson Davenport

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John von Wicht holiday card to unidentified recipient

John von Wicht holiday card to unidentified recipient, between 1950 and 1970

Creator: John Von Wicht

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Helen Gerardia Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Helen Gerardia Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, 1972

Creator: Helen Gerardia

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Michael Bidlo Christmas card to Leo Castelli

Michael Bidlo Christmas card to Leo Castelli, 198-?

Creator: Michael Bidlo

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Kathleen Spagnolo Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor

Kathleen Spagnolo Christmas card to Prentiss Taylor, 19--

Creator: Kathleen Mary Spagnolo

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Walter Hahn Christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear

Walter Hahn Christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, 1959

Creator: Walter Hahn

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Don Baum Christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear

Don Baum Christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, 19--

Creator: Don Baum

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Ray Yoshida christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear

Ray Yoshida christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, 19--

Creator: Ray Yoshida

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Peter Hunt Christmas card

Peter Hunt Christmas card, 19--

Creator: Peter Hunt

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Gertrude Lagerstrom, Chicago, Ill. christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear

Gertrude Lagerstrom, Chicago, Ill. christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, 18 Dec. 1955

Creator: Gertrude Lagerstrom

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Jean Gerometta christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear

Jean Gerometta christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, 19--

Creator: Jean Gerometta

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Holiday card from Bill Brincka to Ethel Spears and Kathleen Blackshear

Holiday card from Bill Brincka to Ethel Spears and Kathleen Blackshear, 19--

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Edwin Boyd Johnson, Chicago, Ill. christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, Chicago, Ill.

Edwin Boyd Johnson, Chicago, Ill. christmas card to Kathleen Blackshear, Chicago, Ill., 1937

Creator: Edwin Boyd Johnson

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Ed Bisese Christmas card to Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Ed Bisese Christmas card to Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 1992

Creator: Ed Bisese

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Walt Kuhn Christmas card

Walt Kuhn Christmas card, 1940

Creator: Walt Kuhn

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Allen Tupper True Christmas card to unidentified recipient

Allen Tupper True Christmas card to unidentified recipient, between 1930 and 1955

Creator: Allen Tupper True

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Holiday card design of deer in snow

Holiday card design of deer in snow, between 1930 and 1979

Creator: Paul Bransom

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Holiday card design

Holiday card design, 195-?

Creator: Frederick Hammersley

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Miné Okubo christmas card to unidentified recipient

Miné Okubo christmas card to unidentified recipient, 1959

Creator: Miné Okubo

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Anton Refregier Christmas card to Jacob Kainen

Anton Refregier Christmas card to Jacob Kainen, 1971

Creator: Anton Refregier

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Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards from the Archives of American Art

Julia Thecla holiday card to Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears

Julia Thecla holiday card to Kathleen Blackshear and Ethel Spears, 19--

Creator: Julia Thecla

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Carolee Schneeman christmas card to Joseph Cornell

Carolee Schneeman christmas card to Joseph Cornell, 196-?

Creator: Carolee Schneemann

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Lenore Tawney, New York, N.Y. christmas card to Maryette Charlton, New York, N.Y.

Lenore Tawney, New York, N.Y. christmas card to Maryette Charlton, New York, N.Y., 1965 Dec.

Creator: Lenore Tawney

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Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt Christmas card to Arthur Danto

Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt Christmas card to Arthur Danto, 1992

Creator: Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt

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