Maine Historical Society

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A Past Exhibit

The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection

November 17, 2010 through January 3, 2011

card for show

Stell and William Shevis, Christmas Card, 1963

The Art of December: Original Holiday Cards by Maine Artists from the Mildred Burrage Collection displayed a selection of holiday cards that demonstrated the wide range of artists who called Maine home—such as Dahlov Ipcar, Stell and William Shevis, and Waldo Pierce—and further exemplified the personal connections of Mildred Burrage, whose love for the holidays may be seen throughout her collection.

About the Collection
The Mildred Burrage Collection, donated to the society in 2005, illustrates the personal life and professional career of Mildred Giddings Burrage (1890-1983) through correspondence, ephemera, photographs and writings. The collection demonstrates the relationships Mildred shared with Maine and American artists and craftsmen, museum curators, cultural institutions and personal friends. This collection includes an assortment of holiday cards, including many handmade works by nationally known artists, especially during the period of the 1960s and 70s when Ms. Burrageā€™s influence in the Maine crafts movement was at its peak.

The Art of December was on display in the Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr. Lecture Hall