Event: 38th Toys Designed by Artists

38th Toys Designed by Artists

Dates & Times

Wed, Nov 21, 2012 thru Sun, Jan 6, 2013




Arkansas Arts Center
501 E. 9th Street
Little Rock, AR 72202


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. Image: William Price (lives in Memphis, TN, b. 1970) Sheriff Rubber Ducky 2010 Cherry, steel, brass 5 x 2 ½ x 5” 37th Toys Designed by Artists

Contact Information

Arkansas Arts Center