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School of Architecture College of Design

America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

 

October 10, 2015- January 3, 2016

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American culture from 1950 – 1980 was defined by change – from the Cold War to the Vietnam War, from Civil Rights to hippies – and toys reflected these hopes and anxieties. This exhibition includes characters that are reappearing in today’s movies and media or that have never left. Featuring over 300 original toys and artifacts this exhibition is sure to spark memories for the young and young at heart.

 

Master Toy Collector: David Barnhill

Curator: Stephen Rueff

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America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains Press

 

Newspaper Articles:

Star Tribune: Two Twin Cities collectors are still playing with toys

Twincities.com/Pioneer Press: It's a great time to see 'America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

City Pages: 21 Best things to do: October 8-14: America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

AIGA Minnesota Distiller: America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

Park Bugle: It's toys, toys, toys, toys!

Best of the Twin Cities: Best Museum Exhibition

Murphy News Service: Memories of Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains Come Alive

TV News:

Fox 9 Morning news: New exhibit "America's Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains" shows history of toy desgin

 

Radio:

MPR News: Monster toy exhibit isn't just child's play

 

Photo Gallery

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More Exhibition Pictures

 

 


Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 | gmd@umn.edu

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