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Published: November 21, 2016
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Dr. Ruth Talks Dollhouses with NPR’s Susan Stamberg

Famed sex therapist visits National Building Museum to discuss her dollhouse collection

Photo by Chris Chrisman.


Dr. Ruth Westheimer collects dollhouses—not for her grandchildren, but as comforting reminders of the idyllic family life they portray. The famed sex therapist, who fled Nazi Germany in her youth, visits the National Building Museum and discusses how her dollhouse collection helps her connect with the childhood she lost. NPR special correspondent Susan Stamberg leads the discussion.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Museum’s exhibition Small Stories: At Home in a Dollhouse, which will be open to attendees.

Tuesday, December 5, 6:30–8 pm

$12 Members; $12 Students; $20 Non-members. Register.

Press passes available; request through Emma Filar at efilar@nbm.org.

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