On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, 12 p.m.the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum located at 295 West Avenue, Norwalk, CT, will open a new permanent exhibit curated by Museum Consultant Stacey Danielson title, A century of dolls, presenting the Museum’s collections of antique and vintage dolls and toys.
Admission to the exhibition is included with the purchase of a 90-minute guided tour ticket. Tickets will range from $0 to $20. Visits take place from Wednesday to Sunday from noon. For tour times and tickets, please visit lockwoodmathewsmansion.com.
Exhibited in the mansion’s Apricot Suite on the second floor, the dolls on display will represent the art of doll makers, including 1850s porcelain, European doll making at its height in the late 19th century, and Madame Alexander dolls of famous literary characters and movie personalities that rose to popularity in the 1930s. Enchanting vignettes including ‘A Garden Tea Party’, ‘Baking Cookies’ and ‘Choir Practice’ will depict the fascinating story of the dolls and doll making in the mid-19th and early 20th centuries.
Ms Danielson said: “The captivating faces of these dolls express remarkable craftsmanship while evoking memories of childhood toys.”
The 2022 season is made possible by TC Humanities thanks to the generous funding provided by Connecticut State Department of Economic and Community Development / Connecticut Bureau of the Arts (COA) of the Connecticut State Legislature and the founding sponsors of the LMMM: The Estate of Mrs. Cynthia Clark Brown; Leading patrons of LMMM: The Sealark Foundation; and the distinguished benefactors of the LMMM 2022 season: The town of Norwalk, The Maurice Goodman Foundation and Lockwood-Mathews Foundation, Inc.