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Barbie is turning 60 and she’ll be coming to the Pompano Beach area

“The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon.” is happening now in Wilton Manors

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In addition to providing info on Pompano Beach Events, we also love to give you an occasional tip for unusual and interesting events in some of our North Broward neighbors and we’ve got a good one for you.

The Art of Barbie: Homage to a Global Icon

Barbie — a fashion doll manufactured by the American toy company, Mattel, Inc.  –  has been inspiring children since March 9, 1959. The doll has had a profound influence on American culture.  Art Gallery 21, located in the City of Wilton Manors, will celebrate as Barbie Turns 60 with a free and open-to-the-public exhibition continuing through April 6.  The exhibit will include multifarious installations alongside more traditional works, plus an interactive diorama that will incorporate technology to place viewers in Barbie’s world. This exhibit will appeal to all ages and will be a draw for a full family experience.


Celebration Details

WHEN: The Art of Barbie: Homage to A Global Icon will be on display through Saturday, April 6. Hours are: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from noon to 8pm. Docents will be in attendance to provide guided tours and information.  WHERE: Art Gallery 21, 600 NE 21 Court, Wilton Manors.  COST: Free

Special Events

One of the special events happening during the exhibition will be a photography workshop on Saturday, March 23 from 2 to 4pm. The workshop will teach participants how to use Barbie in photography and visual storytelling. With slides, video and various backgrounds, participants will be privy to the processes used to photograph the world’s most famous doll. The workshop will be facilitated by featured artist, Brett Butler (no, not the troubled 90’s sitcom star).  The workshop is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is preferred. Please contact the gallery at artgallery21wcwm@gmail.com.

It may not be a Pompano Beach event but it is worth the trip to our neighboring friends in Wilton Manors, because, after all Barbie turns 60 only once.

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This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional  event info provided by additional venue websites.

Barbie turns 60

Author: LOCAL NEWS

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