Black Dolls Gallery Tour
Gallery Tours
Margi Hofer, Dominique Jean-Louis
Monday, February 28, 2022 | 11 am – 12 pm | $38 (Members $24; Chairman’s Council, Free)


How can dolls provide a richer understanding of race and gender in American history? Join us for an inside look at Black Dolls, an immersive exhibition that includes dozens of historical photographs and more than 100 cloth dolls—many from the private collection of Deborah Neff as well as 20th-century commercial dolls and objects from New-York Historical and other collections.

Margi Hofer is vice president and museum director of the New-York Historical Society. Dominique Jean-Louis is assistant curator of history exhibitions at the New-York Historical Society. They are the co-curators of Black Dolls


Robert H. and Clarice Smith New York Gallery of American History, New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open
9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s admissions desk during Museum hours.

To request Chairman's Council tickets, or to inquire about the Chairman's Council, email

Advance purchase is required to guarantee participation. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers and/or those who do not provide requested COVID-19 documentation. Program tickets do not include Museum admission unless otherwise noted.

Advance registration closes four hours prior to program start time. Subject to availability, tickets will be sold onsite up until the program start time.

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