An exhibit, Handmade Native Dolls from Across the Nations, is set to be on view from May 6th to November 30th, 2018, at the Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, in Howes Cave, NY.
There are over 562 distinct tribal groups living in the United States today. This exhibit will explore the vast diversity in traditional regalia, artistic style and technique through a mini display in the Children’s Museum.
The 30 dolls are on loan from the private collection of Dr. Carol Ann Lorenz and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate University, as well as from the Iroquois Indian Museum’s comparative collection.
On Saturday, June 16 at 1:30 pm historian Carol Ann Lorenz, PhD will give an art history and anthropology talk on the variety of traditions in Native American doll making. Drawing from her own collection as well as that of the Longyear Museum of Anthropology at Colgate University, this topic is targeted at pre-teens through adults.
Photo of Cornhusk Doll by Debbie Doxtater.