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Island of Misfit Toys

Presented by Akron Art Museum at Akron Art Museum, Akron OH

Nov 27 2015
Mar 13 2016
Island of Misfit Toys

In celebration of a decade of misfit toys at the Akron Art Museum, the museum asked local school children and professional artists to transform Munny, blank vinyl toys, into works of art.

“It’s hard to decide what’s the most intriguing part of this exhibit. Is it the professional artists’ work that shows both their serious side and their approach to a fun, yet challenging new object? Or is it the local children’s reaction to the Munny doll?”—Anderson Turner, Akron Beacon Journal A boat that can’t stay afloat and a train with square wheels are just some of the misfit toys featured in the 1964 Christmas classic Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer that serves as the inspiration for the Akron Art Museum’s annual Island of Misfit Toys Family Drop In. The event, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this December, invites families to create original works of art out of old, broken toys. In celebration of a decade of misfit toys at the Akron Art Museum, the museum asked local school children and professional artists to transform Munny, blank vinyl toys, into works of art. Artists of all ages have decorated Munny using pens, pencils, markers, paint, femo,

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Admission: Adult $7 • Senior (65+) $5 • Student (with valid ID) $5 • Adult w/ tour (15 minimum) $6 • Child (17 & under) Free • Blue Star Families Free • Free for Members • FREE EVERY THURSDAY

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  • Andrew Shondrick, Squirrel, 2015 mixed media. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Shane Wynn.


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1 South High, Akron, OH 44308


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Park across from museum entrance on High Street
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