Opening Reception for America’s Monsters, Superheroes and Villains at the Hjemkomst Center
October 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
America’s Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains
Tuesday, October 1, 5:00PM – 8:00PM
Join us to celebrate our new exhibition from Minneapolis-based collectors SuperMonster市City!, America’s Monsters, Superheroes and Villains: Our Culture At Play. The exhibition offers a wonderfully monstrous survey of vintage toys, models, and posters exploring America’s favorite supernatural histories.
The exhibit features over 130 vintage original toys, posters, advertising materials, television commercials and movie trailers in this comprehensive exhibition telling the story of six decades of America’s cultural icons. America’s Monsters playfully illustrates how the playtime icons of American culture reflect our country’s changing ideals and serve as historical documentation of our nation’s emerging creativity and evolving norms and conventions. Museum-goers will come face-to-face with vintage objects and artifacts that illuminate the changes in toy design, children’s play, and social mores across 60 years.
Admission is free and we encourage you to come dressed up in costume!