Lectures & Discussions

TALK | A Date with Destino
Sat, Sep 5 | 1pm
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$18 adult member, $12 student/youth member, $20 non-member, $15 student/youth non-member
Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination curator Ted Nicolaou and Dave Bossert, Destino Producer, Creative Director, and Head of Special Projects at Walt Disney Animation Studios discuss the making of Destino. Destino began in 1945 as a collaborative project between Walt Disney, John Hench, and Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. The animation features music written by Mexican songwriter Armando Dominguez, performed by Dora Luz.

TALK | Top Ten: Walt’s Influence on Animation Priorities Today
Sat, Sep 19 | 1pm
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$18 adult member, $12 student/youth member, $20 non-member, $15 student/youth non-member
Andy Beall from Pixar Animation Studios shares ten ways Walt Disney has directly influenced the highest artistic values of professional animators today.

TALK | Disney’s Mid-Century Modern
Sat, Sep 26 | 1pm
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$18 adult member, $12 student/youth member, $20 non-member, $15 student/youth non-member
Walt Disney famously celebrated new technologies and innovative methods of transportation. He also advocated for modern architecture and industrial design during the 1950s and 60s. Theme park designer Bill Butler hosts a discussion about the influences, artistry, and experiences inspired by Mid-Century Modern design in dozens of Disney creations worldwide. Guest panelists include architectural and cultural historian Alan Hess and author and photographer Bill Cotter.