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Forget Barbie; Dress Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Instead

Adding to the various portrayals of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas that are part of San Francisco’s Contemporary Jewish Museum’s current “Seeing Gertrude Stein” exhibit, reviewed recently in the Forward, are a set of paper dolls of the two women.

The paper doll set was created by the museum in honor of the city’s Pride celebrations this past weekend. The CJM joined forces with SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, marching as “Museums for Pride!” in the Pride Parade. The museums urged the public to come see staff dressed as Stein, Toklas and others from the avant-garde set.

The CJM produced the special set of paper dolls to hand out during the event.

Read more at The Sisterhood >>

Renee Ghert-Zand is a Jewish educator, community professional and regular contributor to The Sisterhood, which crossposts regularly with Jewesses with Attitude.

How to cite this page

Ghert-Zand, Renee. "Forget Barbie; Dress Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas Instead." 28 June 2011. Jewish Women's Archive. (Viewed on October 4, 2015) <>.


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