Monday, July 8, 2013

A New Exhibit at the State Library of Massachusetts

Visit the State Library to see an exhibit entitled Doll E Daze: Footprints of African Americans in Transportation presented by the National Black Doll Museum. The exhibit showcases sixteen expressive art dolls that examine the impact that various modes of transportation played in the transformation of enslaved Africans to freed African Americans. These dolls stand at 24 inches and are decorated with items that chronicle the arduous journey to freedom from the early national period through the twentieth century and tell the story of the African American experience gathered over two hundred years of its existence.

The exhibit runs through August 31, 2013 and can be viewed in the reading room of the State Library (room 341 of the State House). Library hours are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.