press - Nellie Mae Rowe

2018 -In Paris, Black Doll Exhibition Explores Women’s Craft, History of Childhood Play, and Dynamics of America’s Racial Structure

 A 2018 exhibition at La Maison Rouge in Paris presented art objects produced during an early period in American history. “Black Dolls: The Deborah Neff Collection”  features more than 200 dolls hand made between the 1840s and 1940s. 


Nellie Mae Rowe, whose dolls were created a bit later than most, is one of only three artists who are cited by name in this exhibition; the makers of most of the dolls are unknown.


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Nellie Mae Rowe, “Untitled (Red Doll/Poupée Rouge),” Vinings, Georgia, 1970–1980

2017 - Museums Celebrate the Black Women Artists History Has Overlooked


By Priscilla Frank, Arts and Culture Reporter

The Huffington Post, February 20, 2017 (Updated February 24, 2017)


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Nellie Mae Rowe, “Untitled (Two Figures and Animal,” Vinings, Georgia, 1979–1980

1978 - The Atlanta Journal



"Nellie Mae Rowe Draws Random Line, Gives Form to Memories That Crowd In" by W.C. Burnett for The Atlanta Journal


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