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Toys, Inc. / Long-term Exhibit

Toy production mirrors the innovations, triumphs, and conflicts of a swiftly changing world. Evolving over...

English Cotswold Cottage, 1933-34 / Long-term Exhibit

This miniature room by Narcissa Niblack Thorne is one of the first set of rooms, made before she embarked on sets two and three that are on display at the Art Institute of Chicago. The room was exhibited at the Columbian Exposition in Chicago (1934) and The Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco (1940). From the early 1960s until 2019, the location of the room was unknown.

Thanks for the Memories: Toys and the Stories They Hold

Donors to the Museum’s collection give us much more than their toys. They share their memories of childhood and how those toys how remained special to them. In this gallery, we are highlighting some of the many toy donations received in the last few years.

Miniature Art Museum / Long-term Exhibit

The 17-1/2’ long work, created by Los Angeles-based artist Chris Toledo, is comprised of a central atrium and five galleries. The atrium features various classical Greek and Roman architectural elements, which Toledo derived from his observations of design and construction at a number of historic museums throughout the world.

The Art of Abraham Megerdichian

Abraham Megerdichian (1923-1983) created small artworks from scrap metal, 26 of which are on loan from his son, Robert Megerdichian, and family.

Transformations: New Perspectives on the Art of Miniatures

The exhibit highlights the work of four contemporary artists who use miniatures in their artistic process to explore powerful topics related to the impact of humans on our world. The artists are, as follows: Amy Bennett – paintings, Lori Nix + Kathleen Gerber – photographs, and Carol K. Rasaphangthong – video.

SOLD OUT! Miniature Paint and Sip

Create your own miniature painting! Embark on a step-by-step adventure with a guided art lesson. All experience levels are welcome. Art supplies, wine, and light refreshments will be provided.

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