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museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

A couple of years ago I went to the museum across from Central Park. One of the exhibits was of true-to-scale doll houses replicas of actual houses from earlier times in NYC. Is this still there? Can you give me some updates?

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1. Re: museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

Museum of the City of New York http://www.mcny.org/

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stettheimer_Dollhouse

Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMWn5rsLxX8

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2. Re: museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

Is it the collection at the Museum of the City of New York?

http://www.mcny.org/

(Cross-post with Kaye!)

Edited: 9:28 pm, September 25, 2013
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3. Re: museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

Is it possible this is what you were thinking of? Museum of the City Of New York. I should note that little of the "toy" collection is currently on show, due to renovations and theft of exhibition areas for offices and administration.

https:/…Stettheimer_Dollhouse

The Newark Museum (Newark, NJ) also had a dollhouse,but I don't think it's on show anymore.

It's also possible that the New York Historical Society or the Jewish Museum or Cooper Hewitt Museum had a temporary show.

Can you recall any more details? One point of the Stettheimer dollhouse (MOCNY) is that real artists made replicas of their art for the tiny paintings in the house. It wasn't copies of private homes of the day.

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4. Re: museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

We went to the Museum of the City of New York one year ago, and there was the one dollhouse with the replicas of the artwork, etc., but not several dollhouses that were replicas of different houses.

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5. Re: museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

Another possibility is the Christmas Train Show at the NY Botanical Garden ("park"???), but those replicas are made of dried plant material, and thus stylized, not "realistic", or "doll houses".

Texas
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Thanks to all the quick and helpful answers.i think it was the citywide in and it sounds like it would not have inch of the exhibit left. I do rember the art miniatures .

Texas
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7. Re: museum near Central Park with doll house exhibit?

Thanks to all the quick and helpful answers.i think it was the city museum and it sounds like it would not have inch of the exhibit left. I do rember the art miniatures .

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