All Dolled Up: A 40 Year Celebration of the William Grant Still Arts Center’s Annual Black Doll Show, is one of the longest-running displays of Black Dolls in Los Angeles. The show will roll out with three themes and premieres on December 12, 2020, and will run through February 21, 2021. This community tradition honors the diversity and uniqueness of the Black community through an exhibition of historical, artistic, and commercial Black dolls. The retrospective reflects forty years of Black dolls presented at the WGSAC.
Opening Reception Party (virtual):
December 12, 2020, 4-6 p.m.
Opening Reception Artists/Performers:
Erin Aubrey Kaplan
Tamika (Nakia) Spencer
Fana Baba Dayo
Heather Hilliard Bonds
Shindana Toys (from the collection of Billie Green)
Mae Dethina de Bahia (from the collection of Barry Stinson)
Dorothy Taylor (from the collection of C. Jerome Woods and Adah Glenn)
Dr. Cynthia Davis