Lectures and Workshops

ArtCenter Dialogues: Tiny Shoulders

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

7:00 pm Add to Calendar

Hillside Campus
Los Angeles Times Media Center
1700 Lida Street
Pasadena, CA 91103

In her 59 years, Barbie has become a fashion icon, a lightning rod and a topic among feminists.

Join us for a special screening of the Hulu documentary Tiny Shoulders: Rethinking Barbie, featuring newly discovered footage and unprecedented access to the inner workings of a toy giant during Barbie’s biggest reinvention, surveys 60 years of women in popular culture through the lens of this 11.5 inch, Zelig-like plastic icon. Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders and cultural historians, the documentary reveals, through both funny and fascinating archival material, and fly-on-the-wall observations of Barbie’s current architects, the progression and regression in the fight for gender equality. 

Following the screening, ArtCenter President Lorne Buchman will moderate a discussion with Andrea Nevins, producer, writer and director of Tiny Shoulders; and Kim Culmone, senior vice president and global head of design, Barbie & Fashion Dolls at Mattel.

Seating is limited. Don't forget to register your attendance.

The ArtCenter Dialogues—a Toyota Motor Company Endowed Lecture Series programmed by ArtCenter's Humanities and Sciences Department—provides a forum for eminent guests from a wide variety of art, design and educational backgrounds to inspire creativity, promote thoughtful discussion and broaden perspectives. Participants have an opportunity to engage the community in a flexible number of educational platforms, including lectures, panel discussions, workshops and collaborative endeavors.