Museum Barbie

As someone who coveted bourgeois Barbies during my Soviet childhood (and received one almost immediately upon immigration to the decadent West), and spent many years creating elaborate historically-inspired outfits for my collection of yard-sale and old friends' Barbies (and even was in talks to donate my work to a toy museum), I am VERY excited about this: Museum Barbie! No, she is not a poorly-paid heritage worker, or even a collections volunteer; Barbie in this incarnation is dressed in three outfits inspired by masterpieces by artists like Klimt and Van Gogh. What either of them would have made of it all I shudder to think, but maybe this will raise awareness and love of museums?


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