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Take Michelle to Work (Michelle Obama Doll Making Workshop)

Sunday, March 18, 2018

12:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.

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Inspired by Take Our Daughters to Work Day, this art project asks you to create fabric dolls of a young Michelle Obama and take them to work with you on Take Our Daughters to Work Day (April 26th). This is part of a series designed by artist Aisha Cousins to document important but overlooked aspects of black life during the Obama era. By taking the dolls to work and posting about it on social media with #TakeMichelletoWork, you can draw attention to the career Michelle sacrificed in order to help her husband pursue his. The project aims to remind people of the many other ways black women are asked to choose between "what is best for women" and "what is best for the race." 

Photos of your doll will also be considered for inclusion in OSH’s upcoming exhibition Home Front, opening April 19. Workshop participants can also view our current exhibition Icons in Their Own Right: Portraits by Makeba Rainey,  featuring portraits of the Obamas alongside other African-American icons.

Space is limited to only take 10 participants ages 16 and up. Please RSVP at Brown Paper Tickets to reserve your spot.


Old Stone House in J.J. Byrne Playground Accessible
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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