Walking into the new Doll and Toy Gallery will suggest a stroll past a series of enchanting shop windows. Visitors will be surrounded by tall glass cases filled with playthings of past and present. The imaginative and colorful toys on display will represent a wide range of cultures from around the globe.

A special focus of this new gallery is A Palace for Wednesday, long a beloved stopping place in the Museum for children and adults. Created by artist Alice Hudson out of “twigs, leaves, cloth and magic,“ A Palace for Wednesday is now displayed in new, contemporary casework.


On View: Permanent Exhibition

Curator: Christine Knoke

More Exhibitions



Recycled and Embroidered Textiles of Bengal

Featuring approximately 40 kantha (decorative stitched quilting made from recycled sari) from the Museum's permanent collection.

October 28, 2017 - March 25, 2018Closes soon


Weaving a Path

Navajo Women and the Feminine Ethos

December 9, 2017 - May 20, 2018


Voluminous Art

Treasures from San Diego's University Libraries

March 10, 2018 - September 3, 2018



70 Years of Craft & Design

April 21, 2018 - September 3, 2018Opens soon