A Celebration of Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains
in touring museum exhibitions, books, special events, and more!
SuperMonster市City! was co-founded by master collector David Barnhill and derived from his collection of 200,00 toys, posters, games, and films. Co-founder Stephen Yogi Rueff is Managing Director and Curator, placing the objects in social and political contexts through reflective and informative texts, artist profiles and commentary. Barnhill and Rueff enjoy sharing America’s iconic mythological figures from America’s Golden age of toys.
Patrons marvel at the breadth and depth of the exhibition. They remember getting scared and having empathy for misshapen monster creatures of the night like werewolves, vampires, and the Frankenstein monster. They rekindle their love for superheroes, and get a rush of terror from their supervillain foes.
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Toy Photos by Steven Zerby