Special Exhibits

UFDC Special Exhibits
“Diamond of a Doll”
Celebrating Mattel’s Barbie Doll

Don’t miss this great three-part exhibit, each part telling a different story. In addition to celebrating Mattel’s Barbie Doll, there is the Joyce Christopher exhibit “Sculpting a Generation” which covers the career of Joyce Christopher. Joyce Christopher worked for Mattel from 1967-1971 and sculpted many famous dolls including Barbie, Stacey, Ken and more. She also created many famous dolls such as Dancerina. After she left, she continued a freelance career working for Mattel and other companies, including Kenner and more.  The third part of the exhibit is the “Kansas City Connection” which discusses the connection between Kansas City and the career of Charlotte Johnson, the first Barbie designer, and her education at the Kansas City Art Institute.  Curated by Bradley Justice, the exhibit runs through September 15, 2019.

For more information on special exhibits and activities, please contact:  Director of ReAL Services, Barbara Stone at Barbara@ufdc.org

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