Paintings of Addy®: Dahl Taylor's Original Illustrations for American Girl

OPENING OCTOBER 14, 2017

In 1995, Albany-based artist Dahl Taylor was commissioned to re-illustrate the six-book Addy® series for American Girl, a venture begun in 1986, which combined beautifully produced dolls and historical fiction to become a national sensation. Over the next two years, Taylor worked with the American Girl staff to insure their vision and maintain historical accuracy. He found models for Addy and recurring characters in Albany.

This exhibition will present more than forty paintings Taylor created to illustrate the story of Addy Walker, a nine-year old girl born into slavery who escapes to freedom with her mother during the American Civil War. It will also include artifacts from the museum's collection to illustrate daily life during the mid-nineteenth century.

Sponsors

If you would like to be a sponsor for this exciting exhibition, please contact Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412 or by email at thomasb@albanyinstitute.org.

Exhibition Events & Programs

The Party of the {Nineteenth} Century | special event | Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 5:30—7:30PM | $25 member, $35 non-member

More programs to be announced soon!