Miller White Fine Arts was founded in the Summer of 2011 by Cape Cod artist and curator Susan Reid Danton. The gallery’s name features two family names of enduring importance to Danton. Dorothy Canning Miller (1904-2003), whose career as the first curator of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York City spanned more than thirty years, was Danton’s great aunt. Miller’s niece, Edith Canning White (1932-2021), was Danton’s mother. Both women led remarkable lives that were richly influenced by art and other cultural narratives, bequeathing to Danton a life-long desire and ability to follow in similar footsteps.
The gallery’s name is a heart-felt nod to those two resolutely aesthetic lives.
Additionally, Danton’s personal narrative on Dorothy Miller — A SINGLE DROP OF BLOOD — provides an intimate look at the gallery’s raison d’etre.