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Barbara Whiteman - Arts in the Parlor @ Robeson House & Museum

  • Paul Robeson House 4951 Walnut Street, 19139 (map)

Barbara Whiteman, founder of the Philadelphia Doll Museum, tells the stories of African-American history and culture through her dolls.

Barbara Whiteman's show is part of Paul Robeson House Museum's "Arts in the Parlor" fundraising series, check out more at paulrobesonhouse.orgBarbara Whiteman, founder of the Philadelphia Doll Museum, tells the stories of African-American history and culture through the dolls that lived through it. And they have a lot to tell. Her collection is a smorgasbord of some of the earliest European dolls that were white dolls painted brown, African-made dolls, historical figures and contemporary dolls.