Daily Mini Exclusive: Gulliver’s Gate Sneak Peek

Gulliver’s Gate Miniature World in Times Square, NYC

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A massive mini attraction is coming to Times Square in a matter of weeks. At an impressive 49,000 square feetGulliver’s Gate is an interactive, immersive world of miniatures unlike any other. A full city block wide, this fantastical world of 1:87 scale (HO scale) miniatures will open to the public on Tuesday, April 4. A grand opening is slated for Tuesday, May 9.

Miniature fans can now enjoy an early bird online discount of 40% now through March 15. To purchase your preview ticket to Gulliver’s Gate, click here.

Daily Mini Feature: Getting to Know the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts

The National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts

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578179_158238820970531_1311023722_nThe mission of the National Association of Miniature Enthusiasts (NAME) is to promote miniatures through education, collecting, and building friendships and skills through the sharing of experience and ideas. Want to get involved? Learn more about joining NAME as a member.

NAME is proud to be:

  • A Patron of the Museum of Miniature Houses in Carmel, IN
  • A Sponsor of the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls, & Toys
  • A Patron of the Toy and Miniature Museum of Kansas City

Miniature Ships on Display at Independence Seaport Museum in Philadelphia

Independence Seaport Museum Features Silver Ships in Miniature

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Silver shipsThe Independence Seaport Museum is currently exhibiting Silver Ships of the Seven Seas, a collection of miniature ships. The 2015 holiday presentation of Silver Ships will be presented on recycled lumber castoffs from the construction of Schooner Diligence. Philly Seaport’s miniature ships were collected by Jacobus and Louisa Pierot during their travels in the late 20th century. The ships were gifted to the museum by Louisa in memory of her late husband.

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle Delights All Ages

Colleen Moore’s Fairy Castle

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Colleen Moore’s Fairy CastleColleen Moore Fairy Castle @ the Museum of Science and Industry—a nearly 9-foot fairy dream home of fantastic proportions—was completed in 1935 by silent film star Colleen Moore and is filled with remarkable miniatures and artifacts collected from celebrities, artisans and craftspeople around the world. The Fairy Castle structure, which took seven years and cost $500,000 at the time to create, is located in the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago (MSI), one of the largest science museums in the world.

Daily Mini Feature: Miniature Art Prize Now Accepting Entries for 2016 International Miniature Art Competition

Miniaturists Invited to Showcase Work at 2016 International Miniature Art Competition

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2016 Miniature Art Prize entry collaboration by Michael Walton and Jim Irish: Cut Crystal Decanter and 6 Glasses on Stems by Jim Irish inside Globe on Stand by Michael Walton.

Miniature Art Prize is an independently organized international miniature art competition for miniatures in 1:12 scale, 1:24 scale, 1:48 scale and 1:144 scale. Annually in April, miniature art from around the world will be exhibited at the Hyatt Regency, located at 1800 E. Golf Road in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The Miniature Exhibition Opens at Grunwald Gallery of Art

Miniaturists Unveil Top Works in The Miniature
Exhibition on View at Grunwald Gallery of Art, Indiana University
Friday, August 28 – Friday, October 3

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Thomas Doyle, Proxy (Haven Ln.), 2013, mixed media

The Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana will kick off its fall exhibition series with The Miniature, an exhibition of miniature-themed work by ten renowned miniaturists and artisans. On view Friday, August 28 through Friday, October 3, this show will feature miniature work in a variety of media, exact miniature replicas of historical instruments or furniture, models, miniature worlds, and much more. Participating artists are Matthew AlbaneseNell CorkinAlthea CromeBlane de St. CroixThomas DoyleJoe Fig, Mark Murphy, William RobertsonLee-Ann Chellis Wessel, and Michael Yurkovic. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday from 12-4 PM.

Top Miniatures on View at 2015 Guild Show

The International Guild of Miniature Artisans Presents Guild Show 2015

Three-drawer chest by Smaller Than Life (Pete and Pam Boorum, IGMA Artisan members), small carry box with handle by Bubba’s Country Cupboards (Barbara Vajnar, IGMA Artisan member)
Three-drawer chest by Smaller Than Life (Pete and Pam Boorum, IGMA Artisan members), small carry box with handle by Bubba’s Country Cupboards (Barbara Vajnar, IGMA Artisan member)

The International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) was incorporated in the late 1970s with the aim of promoting miniatures as fine art. To that end, the Guild Show was established to provide a venue for talented IGMA Artisan and Fellow members to show and sell their work.

2015 Guild School by the International Guild of Miniature Artisans

The Ripple Effect. Spread the Knowledge. Share the Fun. 

The Guild School is an annual week of instruction by International Guild of Miniature Artisans (IGMA) Fellows and Artisans in scale miniatures. Set in Castine, Maine each June, the Guild School features classes and workshops by 33 instructors, all of which are current Artisans or Fellows of the Guild.

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures Now Open in New York

The winter of 2014 welcomed big changes to the miniatures community within historic Lower Hudson Valley, NY: D. Thomas Fine Miniatures opened its doors as a premier destination for miniature collectors, artisans, and enthusiasts from around the world.

D. Thomas Fine Miniatures is a new retail destination complete with artisan dollhouses and the highest quality of collections including 1:12 scale furniture, designs and accessories. The newly launched space now offers DIY workshops and classes taught by master craftsmen and artists in the miniature industry. In addition, the shop also features a gallery space that showcases extraordinary miniatures by internationally acclaimed artists and designers. Now on display in the gallery through the end of June 2015 is Alma de España: The Artistry and Vision of Hernán Buljevich.