From 9/20 through 9/23, visitors may only enter through the John R entrance. All other entrances, plus the museum grounds, Kirby St and Farnsworth St will be closed during this time for Concours d'Elegance.

Howdy Doody, 1948

  • Velma Dawson, American, 1912 - 2007

Plastic wood, cloth, leather, and wood

  • Overall: 27 1/2 × 7 1/2 × 4 1/2 inches (69.9 × 19.1 × 11.4 cm)

Gift of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc.



Performing Arts

(National Broadcasting Company, Inc., New York, New York, USA)

2001-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Velma Dawson, Howdy Doody, 1948, plastic wood, cloth, leather, and wood. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of the National Broadcasting Company, Inc., 2001.53.