Gorgas House doll exhibit to close this weekendBy Ellen Johnson | 01/11/2018 8:25am
While dolls might be a thing of your childhood, they can be art, too.
Tomorrow is the last day to see "A Life With Dolls: The Dolls of Susan Hodgson," an exhibit at the Gorgas House Museum on campus. Hodgson's collection of dolls spans a range of cultures and is open for viewing from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and tomorrow. The exhibit has been open since Nov. 20.
Hodgson was a military wife, and she and her husband moved 23 times throughout his service career in NATO. During her life, she collected dolls from her travels and also received them from friends and family as her hobby burgeoned. She began collecting dolls when she was a seven-year-old living in Austria. As she began to raise a family and voyage with her husband, her collection grew to the riveting array it is today.
Entrance into the Gorgas House Museum is free for UA students, faculty staff and members of the Alumni Association. Regular admission is $2. The Gorgas House is situated diagonally between Morgan and B.B. Comer halls.
For more information about the Gorgas House Museum and its exhibits, visit https://gorgashouse.ua.edu/.