The Millay Society is very pleased to announce, in collaboration with Vassar College, a new exhibition, Edna St. Vincent Millay: Treasures From Steepletop.
This special exhibition commemorating the 100th anniversary of Millay’s graduation from Vassar opened on January 25th and will be on view through June 11, 2017 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The exhibition, curated by Millay Society Vice President Mark O'Berski, features artifacts and treasures from the Millay Society collection at Steepletop along with writings, music, photographs and poems celebrating the four seasons of life at Steepletop. The artifacts are showcased in 20 cases in the exhibition gallery of the Thompson Memorial Library. In addition to the Steepletop artifacts, there is 16 mm film footage of Edna St. Vincent Millay taken by composer Deems Taylor, with whom Millay collaborated as librettist on the first American opera commissioned by the Met, The King’s Henchman, showing the poet at Steepletop in the 1920’s.
In addition to artifacts in the main gallery, there is a large display of additional items from the Steepletop collection in the Art Library and several rare portrait photographs and art drawings of Millay on display in the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center.
In conjunction with this celebration, Vassar will showcase items from their private collection at Steepletop. The exhibition, entitled Millay at Vassar will be on display in the M. Barbara Jackson Exhibition Gallery at the Steepletop Visitors Center May through October.
The Society's mission is to illuminate the life and writings of Edna St. Vincent Millay and to preserve and interpret the character of Steepletop, her home and gardens, places where nature inspires the creative spirit.