The Art of Barbie Exhibit 2019

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.



Exhibit GRAND OPENING – Saturday, March 9, 2019 from 7 PM – 9 PM 
Barbie turns 60 on March 9th! And, you’re invited to her Birthday Party! Prizes, party favors and refreshments! Tour our wonderful Barbie art exhibit, mingle with local Wilton Manors artists and art lovers and take 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!

Please RSVP to the Grand Opening by emailing us at

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


Copyrighted photo of Barbie and Andy Warhol used with permission of Rebecca Berry of Inside The Fashion Doll Studio.

Broward County Cultural Division logo -color

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!