It’s a question that’s often asked and, in the case of Toronto-born artist Miriam Schapiro, the answer is a resounding yes.
The title of one of Miriam Schapiro’s most famous installation pieces is Dollhouse and in 1997 it was purchased by the prestigious Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, DC.
Dollhouse was created in 1972 in collaboration with another artist, Sherry Brody, and consists of a conventional dollhouse with a series of rooms representing the different roles a woman can play.
There’s a parlor, kitchen, nursery, Hollywood star’s bedroom, a “harem” room and, on the top floor, an artist’s studio.
You can read more about Miriam Schapiro’s Dollhouse on the Smithsonian website and if you’ve actually seen it on display in the museum, then do share your impressions with fellow enthusiasts on the DHE Forum.