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Craft and Folk Art Museum

Exhibition Detail
Paper Cuts: 200 Years of Black Paper Dolls
5814 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036


January 25th, 2009 - March 29th, 2009
 
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Examining the history and use of black paper dolls, this exhibit provides a revealing look at modern American history and our prevailing stereotypes and social perceptions. Taken from the collection of writer and researcher Arabella Grayson, Paper Cuts chronicles the story of black paper dolls from the 1800s to the present day. Images of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Aunt Jemima, Josephine Baker and Jackie Robinson, Rosa Parks and Beyoncé, illustrate a timeline of changing societal viewpoints and demonstrate the power of this childhood pastime to shape the collective American consciousness in how we view ourselves and others. An enlightening, and often unsettling, record of American cultural attitudes, Paper Cuts digs into the American psyche of then and now.


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