Arte: The Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale

The Morrisania Doll Society will present The Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale, on Saturday, December 1 and Sunday, December 2, 2012, at the LeRoy Nieman Art Center located at 2785 Frederick Douglass Boulevard (147th & 148th Sts.). Show hours are Saturday, 12-6 PM and Sunday, 12-5 PM.

The Show will showcase a variety of vintage, mass produced and fine art black dolls and will feature doll artists Joyce Stroman, Tanya Montq, Queen Healer7, Diana Stanley, Shirley Nigro and others who will present their exquisite handcrafted dolls and doll accessories. Beverly Flowers, a noted dealer in antique and vintage dolls will be at the show on Saturday, December 1 only. Dolls will be available for purchase in every price range.

The Morrisania Doll Society has hosted an annual doll show since December 2000. “We invite everyone to come and see these fine works of art. Collecting black dolls has made me more aware of the outstanding level of creativity our community possesses. We’re also excited to have this holiday event at the LeRoy Nieman Art Center, which has barrier-free access. We thank Arts Horizons for giving us the opportunity to host the show at this spacious art center,” says Ellen Ferebee, founder of the Doll Society. She added that, “We will also be screening the documentary: Why Do You Have Black Dolls? by Samantha Knowles.”

Arts Horizons is a not for profit organization that provides arts education through performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and teachers throughout the tri-state region.

The LeRoy Nieman Art Center, founded in 2008 through generous funding by American painter LeRoy Nieman, provides a nurturing environment for a wide variety of creative learning.

The Morrisania Doll Society was formed in 2000 to bring together doll collectors and doll artists and to help preserve the history and culture of African-American doll making.

For more information on The Harlem Holiday Doll Show and Sale, please call 917-655-8531 or email

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