Get into the holiday swing with Christmas music in the galleries and a family-friendly craft activity to remember the day. Included with museum admission.
The museum will be closed on Thursday, November 26, 2015 for Thanksgiving.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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!