Friends of Decorative Arts Lecture: Antique Toys
Steve Fuller followed the example of his mother and began collecting early. He has saved nearly every toy his father ever bought him and has continued this interest throughout his life. He will offer an overview of “Antique Toys, Dolls, and Collectibles,” which range from miniature die-cast cars to an “Alfred E. Neuman 4 President” campaign button. (Baby boomers will definitely remember Mad magazine, which is still being published.) The term “antique toys” describes those created or manufactured at least 25 years ago.
With his wife Lourdes and fellow collector Tom Graboski, Mr. Fuller started the Miami Antique Toy, Doll and Collectibles Show 36 years ago. It is now the only such show in the Southeast. The Fullers’ collection fills every corner—and closet—of their home.
Friends of Decorative Arts
The decorative arts—fine furniture, jewelry, ceramics, and glass—are all around us and in the Museum. FODA expands understanding of their variety and beauty. Plus, you will make new friends at the meetings. Annual dues are $20 in addition to Museum membership.
FODA programs are held on the second Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. during season. Non-FODA members can attend for $5, plus MFA admission. Carolyn Nygren is the volunteer coordinator.