Get to know the experts at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures through this four-week exploration of special topics. On January 31, guest curator Matt Reeves puts the pedal to the metal with a talk on pedal cars. The program includes a lecture and gallery visit. Included with museum admission.
Get to know the experts at The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures through this four-week exploration of special topics. On January 24, Community Development Coordinator Cassie Pikarsky will examine the museum’s recent renovation. The program includes a lecture and gallery visit. Included with museum admission.
The annual tradition returns! See the museum’s nine-foot-tall dollhouse decked out for the holiday season. Get up close as museum educators open the doors for a day of in-depth talks about the museum’s largest dollhouse. Talks at 10:30-11:30am, 1-2pm, and 2:30-3:30pm. Included with museum admission.
Join guest curator Matthew Reeves in the temporary exhibit Pedal to the Metal for a lively discussion about one of the most evocative toys of the twentieth century. Dive into the history of pedal cars and explore how America’s love affair with the automobile influenced this popular toy. Included with museum admission.
Members and UMKC Faculty, Staff, and Students Free
Alan Scott Pate, the leading American authority on Japanese dolls, will give a lecture about the American/Japanese Friendship Doll Exchange of 1927 in conjunction with the museum’s special exhibit, Messengers of Goodwill. After his talk, Pate will answer questions in the exhibit gallery, which features 5 of the original Japanese Friendship Dolls, including the museum’s own Miss Fukushima. Seating is limited. RSVP 816.235.8005 or email@example.com
The museum will reopen on Saturday, August 1 after an $8 million renovation. New exhibits and interactive experiences will feature the world’s largest collection of fine-scale miniatures and one of the nation’s largest collections of antique toys.
Discover the story of how dolls were used to mend diplomatic relations. Step into 1920s Japan and America to view five of the three-foot-tall friendship doll ambassadors reunited for the first time since 1927.
Nettie Wells, a Kansas City girl who grew up in the 19th century, created a miniature fantasy world within the dollhouse her father built for her. More than a century late, Nettie’s dollhouse is like a telescope that allows us to see into the past. Learn more about Nettie during a first-person performance and enjoy an activity afterwards.
While the museum was closed for renovations, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art presented a selection of room settings, ceramics, furniture, and silver from T/m’s fine-scale miniature collection. Some of the miniatures featured were replicas of works in the permanent collection of the Nelson-Atkins.
Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Marshall Martin visited The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures and gave two of our dollhouses their moment in the spotlight. Don’t miss Kansas City, Hour 2 of Antiques Roadshow at 8/7c!