Friday, May 9, 2014
An exhibit entitled “A Reflection and Interpretation of Our Culture” that showcases the doll collection of Cassandra Williams Rush will debut at the Georgetown County Museum on May 17 and continue through June 30.
The exhibit which is being co-presented by Georgetown County Cultural Council is the first changing exhibit to be presented in the main gallery of the newly opened museum facility on Broad Street.
On exhibit will be 60 originals and one-of-a-kind dolls, many vintage and antique, including those by notable African American artists Marcella Welch, Paula Whaley, Adrienne McDonald, Tonia Mitchell Floyd, Sandra Miller Blake, Ingrid Andrews, Mialu Wormack, Darla Knox, Lorrie P. Payne-Stewart and Lorna Paris.
The exhibit includes limited edition dolls by German artists Philip Heath and Annette Himstedt and dolls that date as far back as the late 1800s.
The collection of Ms. Williams Rush, an educator and collector of all things of-and-by African Americans, premiered at Benedict College in 2007, has travelled nationally and been exhibited here in the southeast in Florence, Atlanta and at the C. Williams Rush Gallery/Museum of African-American Arts & Culture in Kingstree.
Georgetown County Museum is located at The History Center 120 Broad St., Georgetown.
The exhibit is free with regular museum admission of: adults $ 5 seniors $4, students $2 with last admission 45 minutes before closing. Hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. For more information 843-545-7020 www.georgetowncountymuseum.com.