Wed, 11/23/2016 – Sun, 02/05/2017

Payne Hurd Gallery

This exhibition celebrated the winter season with hand-printed holiday cards made by fine artists. Spanning the 1920s to the 1970s, these works on paper were imbued with personal meaning and inscribed to friends. Twenty rarely seen pieces from the Museum’s collection and others on loan provided an intimate look into the lives of such artists as Blanche Lazzell, Stanley William Hayter, Dorothy Dehner, Tod Lindenmuth, and Sue Fuller.

Special thanks to Susan Teller Gallery, New York, and collector John Rossetti.

Featured image: William Swallow (American, 1912-1962),Seasons Greetings, 1940s-1950s, woodcut. Allentown Art Museum, gift of Kenneth Bogart, 1998
This exhibition was supported through the generosity of our season sponsors the Bernard and Audrey Berman Foundation, the Century Fund, the Harry C. Trexler Trust, the Julius and Katheryn Hommer Foundation, the Leon C. and June W. Holt Endowment, the Martin Guitar Charitable Foundation, the Rider-Pool Foundation, Rodale, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Friends of the Museum.