Date: 09/18/2015 - 01/17/2016

Time: All Day

Location: Bard Graduate Center (38 W. 86th St., Manhattan)

Price: $7 suggested

EXHIBITION IS THE FIRST IN-DEPTH STUDY OF THE HISTORY OF WOODEN PLAYTHINGS IN SWEDEN FROM THE SEVENTEENTH TO THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURIES REMARKABLE DOLL HOUSES, PUZZLES AND GAMES, PULL TOYS, TRAINS, PLANES, AUTOMOBILES, AND MORE TO BE DISPLAYED Although Germany, Japan, and the United States have historically produced and exported the largest numbers of toys worldwide, Sweden has a long and enduring tradition of designing and making wooden toys—from the simplest handmade plaything to more sophisticated forms. This exhibition not only reviews the production of Sweden’s toy industries but also explores the practice of handicraft (slöjd), the educational value of wooden playthings, and the vision of childhood that Swedish reformers have promoted worldwide.

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