I love museums. There is very little I'd rather do then spend the day exploring a museum I've never been to. The great thing about living in New Jersey is that I'm close to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. so my wife and I have been able to check out places regularly that many people center entire vacations around. The bad thing about living where we do is that we're gonna completely miss what promises to be an awesome exhibition in California opening at the end of this week.
The Art of Toys focuses on those folks on the West coast who have been instrumental in shaping what we know as the world of designer toys. Curated by Julie B. of Pretty in Plastic and Heidi Johnson of Hijinx PR, this is going to be like visiting the toy store of your dreams. It's taking place at the Museum of Art and History in Lancaster, California and proceeds from the show will fund art programs throughout the city. Plus there are pinball machines you can play and limited edition stuff you can buy. More details can be had by clicking here.
Check out the list of artists that will be participating:
Attaboy, Anthony Ausgang, Gary Baseman, Beast Brothers, BIGFOOT, Dave Bondi, Ryan (RYCA) Callanan, Brian Castleforte, Buff Monster, Luke Chueh, Bob Dob, FERG, Paul Frank, David Flores, Dan Goodsell, Gary Ham, Nathan Hamill, Dave Horvath (Uglydoll), Jay222, Eric Joyner, Kano, Frank Kozik, Kozyndan, Mike Leavitt, Joe Ledbetter, Simone Legno (TokiDoki), Aaron "Woes" Martin (Angry Woebots), Elizabeth McGrath, Tony Millionaire, Junko Mizuno, Kathie Olivas, Nathan Ota, Brandt Peters, Dave Pressler, Mark Ryden, Greg (CRAOLA) Simkins, Sket One, Skinner, Jeff Soto, Bwana Spoons, Scott Tolleson, Mark Dean Veca, Yoskay Yamamoto, and many more.