The museum is gathering small used toys for a two-story sculpture in the museum lobby. Drop off small plastic and metal toys (think Hot Wheels, Happy Meal toys, game pieces, and toy soldiers) at several locations throughout the city. Click here to see renderings of the sculpture and click here to see an animation of the sculpture in action:
Celebrate Highlights from The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures with this fascinating look into woodworking and other fine-craft techniques in both life-size and 1:12 scale. Free. Tickets required.
While the museum is closed for renovations, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is pleased to present a selection of room settings, ceramics, furniture, and silver from T/m’s fine-scale miniature collection. Some of the miniatures featured are replicas of works in the permanent collection of the Nelson-Atkins. Enjoy a treasure hunt throughout the museum that highlights both miniature and full-scale artistry!