The Art of Barbie Exhibit


March 9 – April 6, 2019

Art Gallery 21 will host an exhibition of original art, art installations and a 1/6 scale interactive diorama paying homage to the 11.5-inch global icon, Barbie®, and leading an exploration into the cultural value of “play.”

Brett Butler
Rodger Helt
Wayne Nilson

Thursday 12 PM – 8 PM
Friday 12 PM – 8 PM
Saturday 12 PM to 8 PM

*Docents will be on duty to provide guided tours and information. Free to the public.



OUR EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING on Saturday, March 9, 2019 was a hit!
Barbie turned 60 on March 9th! And, we hosted a Birthday Party! Prizes, party favors and refreshments! Visitors toured our wonderful Barbie art exhibit, mingled with local Wilton Manors artists and art lovers and took selfies with our fun, interactive Barbie installation designed for visitors to conduct their own photo shoot with the most famous fashion doll in the world! UP NEXT? Our photography workshop! Limited space available so, RSVP now!

WORKSHOP: Characters in Search of a Dollhouse – Saturday, March 23 from 2-4 PM

This photography workshop will teach participants how to use Barbie (and, other toys) in photography and visual storytelling. With slides, video and various backgrounds and sets, you will be privy to the process used to photograph the world’s most famous doll! This workshop will be facilitated by one of our featured artists for The Art of Barbie Exhibit, Brett Butler, who is also a Wilton Manors-based photographer and writer. Free to the public. Limited seating.

RSVP for the workshop by emailing us at


Additional funding provided by Wilton Manors Community Affairs Advisory Board.

BARBIE is a registered trademark of MATTEL, INC.
Click here to learn more about this global icon!

Photo used with permission of Rebecca Berry, Inside the Fashion Doll Studio.

Art Gallery 21, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization registered with the State of Florida. Located right off of Wilton Drive in the heart of downtown Wilton Manors at the historic Woman’s Club of Wilton Manors, we’re proud to exhibit a variety of art exhibits and shows that feature first-time artists, emerging artists and nationally renowned award winners. Situated in the Art & Entertainment District of Wilton Manors, it’s our mission to promote and uplift art and local South Florida artists. To learn more, visit