Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination
July 10, 2015–January 3, 2016
The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to present Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination, revealing the fascinating story of the unlikely alliance between two of the most renowned artists of the twentieth century: brilliantly eccentric Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí and American entertainment icon Walt Disney. This comprehensive exhibition illustrates how these two remarkably different artists were drawn to each other by their preternatural talents, resulting in Walt inviting Dalí to the Walt Disney Studio in 1946 to collaborate on the animated short Destino. Although the film was not completed during their lifetimes, the friendship between these two great men nevertheless endured.
Guest-curated by filmmaker Ted Nicolaou, this extraordinary and immersive exhibition will be presented through an interactive multimedia experience of original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio. Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination will be on view starting in July 10, 2015 at the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall and is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum, in cooperation with The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres, Spain, and The Walt Disney Studios.