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.
The Edna St. Vincent Millay Society at Steepletop will debut a new exhibition of rare photos and personal treasures. The show opens with a fundraising reception on Millay’s birthday – that’s this Saturday, February 22 from 5:30-9:30 pm at McDaris Fine Art in Hudson, NY.
The rare photos in the exhibition have never been seen before by the public. They reveal Millay’s true bohemian nature and illustrate the unique way she lived her life at her home in Columbia County.
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.
Here to tell us more about the exhibition and the benefit auction are gallery owner, Wendy McDaris, and Holly Peppe - Literary Executor for Edna St. Vincent Millay.