A Special Exhibition at McDaris Fine Art- Hudson NY
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop, the poet’s historic estate in Austerlitz, NY, will debut a new exhibition of rare photos and personal treasures. The show opens with a fundraising reception on Millay’s birthday, Saturday, February 22, 2014, from 5:30-9:30 pm at McDaris Fine Art in Hudson, NY. A limited edition photo print of Steepletop, by international photographer, Glynnis McDaris, will be featured in a silent auction at the reception.
This is also the first time that Millay’s personal treasures will be on view outside her home. Steepletop is a rare living museum where Millay’s artifacts have remained perfectly in place in since her death there in 1950.
Edna St. Vincent Millay was the most celebrated poet of her time and a significant figure in the 20th century American literature. Throughout her career, Millay led a life unfettered by conventions. Nowhere could she enjoy personal freedom and her own boundless imagination more than when she retreated to Steepletop, her beloved country estate, in Austerlitz. It was there that Millay, an avid naturalist, led a lively social life surrounded by 800 acres of farmland, wildflowers, hills, and forests that allowed her to escape the demands of career and celebrity in New York’s West Village.
Tickets to the special fundraising reception and silent auction are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling 518-392-3362, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , or visiting millay.org to purchase tickets online (click “events”. ) Proceeds from this event will benefit the restoration of historic Steepletop, and the conservation of the museum’s collection, natural grounds and gardens.
Special thanks go to our sponsors at the Columbia County Tourism Bureau for helping to make this exhibition possible.