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!

Now until December 31st 2017: See us on tour at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond Virginia with the exhibition Toys of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. With over 100 pieces on display throughout the exhibition and in cases dedicated to our collection. Pick up the Companion Book featuring pictures and text by SMC founders David and Stephen.


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!

October – December 2019: 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