November 4 - 17, 2022
From the University of Texas:
“On Friday, November 4th, All Dolled Up: Playing with Identity in 1940s Paper Dolls opens at the University of Texas’ School of Information. On view November 4-17, this exhibit features eleven paper doll books from a collection donated to the university’s School of Human Ecology. The display brings together a selection of paper dolls that demonstrate the cultural messages conveyed to young girls in the 1940s. From stewardesses to WWII patriots to starlets, the paper dolls depict an idealized feminine appearance that influenced the way young girls constructed their own private and public identities. The exhibit includes paper dolls of classic Hollywood movie stars such as Rita Hayworth, Bette Davis, Claudette Colbert, and child actress Jane Withers.
A public reception will be held at the University of Texas’ Administration Building on Thursday, November 10 from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. During the reception, visitors will have the opportunity to construct their own paper dolls.
The exhibit is curated by graduate students in the School of Information’s Planning and Understanding Exhibits class.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SCHOOL OF INFORMATION
The School of Information (iSchool) at The University of Texas at Austin is a premier research and education program for the 21st century field of information. Research and teaching at the iSchool changes the ways that we interact with information and technology, changes how information can make the world a better and fairer place, and changes the ways we protect and preserve our collective memory.”
Reception: November 10, 2022 | 2–3 pm
1616 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Texas 78701
Austin, 78701 TexasGet directions