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ARKANSAS ART CENTER-MUSEUM OF ART

Exhibition Detail
38th Toys Designed by Artists
501 East 9th Street
Little Rock, Arkansas 72202


November 21st, 2012 - January 6th, 2013
Opening: 
November 21st, 2012 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
 
 Sheriff Rubber Ducky , Sheriff Rubber Ducky ,
2010 , Cherry, steel, brass, 5 x 21/2 x 5"
© Courtesy of the artist & ARKANSAS ART CENTER-MUSEUM OF ART
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The Toys Designed By Artists exhibition engages museum visitors, delighting young and old alike. In 1973, the Arkansas Arts Center initiated an exhibition of toys designed by artists. Inspired by Alexander Calder's circus figures of the late 1920s and early 1930s, this exhibition was launched to stimulate the imagination of both children and adults and to engage them with toys of whimsy, delight and good craftsmanship. The tradition continues this season with the 38th Toys Designed by Artists. This international juried exhibition challenges artists to take the concept of "toy" and make a personal expression - a piece of art. The wildly inventive toys selected often hearken back to the days before plastic and mass production, when all toys were handmade and, whether simple or elaborate, engaged the imagination of both maker and user.


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