Welcome to SuperMonster市City!

A Celebration of Monsters, Superheroes, and Villains

in touring museum exhibitions, books, special events, and more!

Goldstein Museum of Design Director Lin Nelson-Mayson talks about SuperMonsterCity! on Vimeo

Historic Duluth Depot Program Director Briana Johnson talks about SuperMonsterCity! on Vimeo

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. batman copy

Exciting Upcoming Events!

October 5, 2017: Mini-Exhibit of robots from the Crypts of SuperMonster市City! at the Bakken Museum in celebration of World Space Week featuring craft cocktails and cool treats and is perfect for those who are curious about the cosmos. Open to ages 21+ and admission is $12

October 7, 2017: Join SuperMonster市City! at the Midwest Comic Book Association Fall ComiCon One day only! 10am-6pm Admission is $9/Kids under 9 FREE! $1 off admission with food donation.

October 28, 2017: SuperMonster市City! returns to the Bakken Museum for Discovery Days, a family friendly event with interactive learning that will make you scream, including black lights, lasers, glow-in-the-dark fun and more! SMC will have a mini-exhibit of spooky fun toys from the past 60 years! 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. $12 and kids in costume get $2 off admission, and members get in FREE!

November 3,4, 5, 2017: Crypticon Minneapolis invited SuperMonster市City! to unearth the most diabolical, sinister, and gruesome toys, models, figures and global artifacts in a mini-exhibition (not responsible for future therapy). Times and admission prices vary. For more information go to Crypticon Minneapolis

February 9 – March 18, 2018: SuperMonster市City! presents an exhibition of monsters, superheroes, and villains at the Schelfhaudt Gallery University of Bridgeport. If you’re out East, c’mon down and get your geek on!

November 17, 2019 – February 7, 2020: SuperMonster市City! presents an exhibition of monsters, superheroes, and villains at the Hjemkmost Center in Moorhead, MN. 

Stay tuned, that’s it for now!

After seeing our cool merch, reading our origin stories, and checking out our ‘book an exhibit’ page, add your comments and then surf over to the SuperMonster市City! Facebook page for mayhem updates. You can email comments and questions to Stephen@SuperMonsterCity.com

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Toy Photos by Steven Zerby

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