This Week in Miniatures
Welcome to the latest WEEkly round up of the latest news and reports from the MiniWorld! Photo: @Bloomberg/Chisel & Mouse
BADASS MINIATURES: New Exhibition!
Our latest exhibition BadAss Miniatures – Causing a Little Trouble opens on Saturday, May 5th at our studio/gallery in Yonkers NY. 35 artists create tiny art without boundaries. These small works are defiant, quirky and compelling. Some may make you feel slightly uncomfortable. Welcome to the disobedient dollhouse. The show is co-curated by Kate Ünver founder of The Daily Mini and runs through July 22 - check here for details.
The Libraries at The University of Iowa has an extraordinary collection of over 4,000 miniature books - the oldest dates back to 1488 and the smallest is just a few millimeters wide. More photos on this Tumblr site.
Trend Alert: Your House in Miniature
Bloomberg reports that the architecture and design-obsessed are now having bespoke, made-to-order, miniaturized versions of their homes created. (Yeah, we totally get that trend!).
Colonial Williamsburg Mini Mansion
This incredible dollhouse (c1900) was featured in a previous exhibition at The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg is over 10' long and was saved from demolition from a home on Long Island in NY.
Meet the maker behind the dollhouse causing a frenzy with fans of Fixer Upper and enthusiasts alike! When Dr. Kwandaa Roberts isn't delivering babies she's working on an awesome dollhouse refurb inspired by the HGTV hit series starring Chip and Joanna Gaines.
> Morey's, a popular upstate New York family restaurant, displays a large collection of miniatures. From UpstateNewYork.com.
> "Miniature models are a downsizing delight" for this couple with interests in merging dollhouses with social history. From shropshirestar.com.
> "Miniatures, Models and Memories" is a new exhibition showcasing the remarkable skills of miniaturists from across Northern Tasmania." From the examiner.com.au
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