The toy manufacturer said it aims "to keep labels out and invite everyone in" with the dolls, which feature both male- and female-presenting clothing and accessories.
The San Francisco regional director of the Anti-Defamation League called the exhibit "deeply offensive and inappropriate."
Mattel is honoring the two historic icons as part of its Inspiring Women series.
Over the years, the Mattel doll has been been everything from an astronaut to a firefighter to a game developer, and even the president of the United States.
The Australian Open winner will have her very own Barbie made in her likeness, as part of Mattel's "Shero" line.
"Excuse me while I cry for 300 years because this was the toy I needed as a little girl."
It's like a Yeezy Barbie doll and an outfit from "The Breakfast Club" rolled into one creation.
Matt Jacobi and Nick Caprio created a DIY gift for their niece and plan to meet with the toy giant.
Life is plastic and it's fantastic for this beauty mogul.
When Mom walked away from the computer, Katelyn Lunt went on a shopping spree.
Hernandez will be the newest doll in Mattel's Barbie "Shero" line.
Mattel’s latest offering also wants to teach girls how to code right now.
Alleged boys' club ESPN has a new 30-second spot celebrating women athletes.
Mattel is also honoring a few living legends, including Olympian Chloe Kim, this International Women's Day.
To coincide with the release of the film adaptation of “A Wrinkle in Time,” Oprah, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon’s characters are being made into Barbies.
Life in plastic has never been SO fantastic.