Date(s) - 12/12/2020 - 02/21/2021
The City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs William Grant Still Arts Center (WGSAC) are hosting All Dolled Up: A 40 Year Celebration of the William Grant Still Arts Center’s Annual Black Doll Show. The exhibition reflects forty years of Black historical, artistic and commercial dolls presented at the WGSAC to honor the diversity and uniqueness of the Black community. The collection will include dolls made of various materials — carved, cloth, wood, metal, fabric, paper, corn husk, ceramic — and dolls fabricated from found materials and assemblage dolls. There will be traditional dolls, rag dolls, baby dolls, porcelain dolls, manufactured dolls, representations of Black childhood, fantasy and mythology, Afrofuturism, and Black liberation, as well as LGBTQ+ dolls. The exhibition will roll out in three parts with three themes “Getting Dolled Up” December 12, “Going to the Club” January 9 and “The Gala” February 6. There will also be three free virtual workshops: with Adah Glen on December 19, with Nawili Gray on January 16, and with Alek Tabu on February 13. Click here for more information.