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'Mint in Box' exhibit coming to Rosalie Whel Museum of Doll Art

The ‘Mint in Box - Dolls and Toys’ exhibit will run from Oct. 31 to Feb. 21, 2010. - Courtesy photo
The ‘Mint in Box - Dolls and Toys’ exhibit will run from Oct. 31 to Feb. 21, 2010.
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“Mint in Box-Dolls and Toys,” a temporary exhibit that will run from Oct. 31 through Feb. 21, 2010 will feature antique dolls, toys, clothes, and accessories, all in their original boxes. The exhibit will be at the Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art in Bellevue.

Also at the museum, “A Few of My Favorite Things” displays a few of Rosalie Whyel’s favorite things in this temporary exhibit, including dolls, toys, costumes, and dolls accessories, most of which have never been exhibited at the Museum, as well as a recent acquisition that will remain on permanent display. The exhibit continues through Oct. 25.

“Dolls for Democracy” also continues at the museum, through Oct. 31. Washington State Jewish Historical Society re-introduced a decades old program “Dolls For Democracy” with a traveling exhibit that will remain on display until Nov. 8.

Artist Ruth Cecil Bullard Weeks began creating life-like dolls, for the women of B’nai B’rith, in the 1950s depicting famous people. The dolls were used to teach school children that regardless of race, religion, gender, or economic status all people can contribute to society and achieve their dreams. This exhibit will feature over 30 dolls depicting people such as Abraham Lincoln, G.W. Carver, Sacagawea, and Helen Keller.

Coming is the “Terri Lee and Family” exhibit, which will combine examples of fine lace as it embellished people’s and doll’s clothing in the 18th through the 20th century as well as personal and household items of the period and lace just for lace’s beautiful self. The exhibit will be at the museum from Feb. 27, 2010 through May 16, 2010.

The Rosalie Whyel Museum of Doll Art is open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. and is located at 1116 108th Ave. NE, Bellevue, 425-455-1116, www.dollart.com. Admission is charged.

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