This multi-media exhibit focuses on legacy dolls as containers and carriers of personal and cultural heritage.
April through June, 2013
Historically and cross culturally, dolls have been used not only as childrens playthings but also as objects of emotional, spiritual and moral values.
Some of the dolls in this exhibit were created at the bedside while a child or adult was undergoing a bone marrow transplant, or receiving chemotherapy. Others were created by nurses during their midnight shift break. A few were created by other cancer center employees and family members of patients.
These legacy dolls carry our stories and are filled with thoughts of identity and legacy, dreams, wishes, prayers, blessing and intentions. They provide a glimpse into the stories each person holds and offer understanding, awareness, insight and hope.
Jill GibbonsNykeenia Robinson
The Voices Art Gallery is offered by the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program and is made possible by gifts to the Helen and Sonya Fund and the Cancer Center Art Therapy Program. Program supplies are generously supported by the Robert Bruce Dunlap Memorial Fund.
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