Programs & Exhibitions

Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis

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Dancing on a Sunny Plain: the Life of Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis

Curated by Susan Odell Walker, Head of Public Services

October 29, 2012 -- March 22, 2013

Celebrating their twentieth anniversary, Annie Burr Auchincloss Lewis (1902 – 1959) used Horace Walpole’s words to describe her partnership with Wilmarth Sheldon Lewis: “Life seems to me as if we were dancing on a sunny plain.” Annie Burr certainly shared her husband’s informed enthusiasm for Walpole, but her legacy extends beyond her well-known role as W.S. Lewis’s wife and partner. A gifted photographer and cataloger, she dedicated herself to family and friends, philanthropy and service. This exhibition, on view in Farmington through early 2013, explores her remarkable life through material selected from the Library’s rich archives.

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