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Highlights from the Collection of The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures

July 2, 2014–February 22, 2015

Location: Atkins Lobby, P11, P21, G211, G212
Admission is FREE

During the renovation of the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures building, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is pleased to present a selection of room settings, ceramics, furniture and silver from their collection. Highlights from the Collection will be on view throughout the Nelson-Atkins.

Contemporary miniatures are carefully created works of art. Artists research, study and replicate full-size objects. One work can take months, even years, to complete.

Some of the miniatures are replicas of works in the permanent collection of The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. All are masterful examples of the art of miniaturization. Enjoy a treasure hunt throughout the museum that highlights both miniature and full-scale artistry!

Programs

Study Day
Fine Craftsmanship at Any Scale
Saturday, August 23 | 1:30–3:30 p.m.
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The Curator is IN!
Saturday, December 6 | 2 p.m.


Wm. R. Robertson, American b. 1956. Microscope, 1999. Gold, brass, wood and shark skin. 2 1/8 x 1 1/8 inches. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures, 17438.

Left: England. Teapot (detail), ca. 1765. Earthenware with lead glaze. H: 5 1/2 inches. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. Right: Lynne Collins. Whieldon Ware Cauliflower Tea Pot, ca. 1983. Earthenware. H: 7/16 inch. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures. Photo by John Lamberton.

Frank Early. Secretary, 1924. Wood. 6 7/8 x 3 1/8 x 1 15/16 inches. The National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

Additional Resources

Library Research Guide

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