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Advisory Committee

The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce that it has recently constituted an Advisory Committee to complement its Board of Directors. The Committee is made up of eleven extraordinary individuals whose insight, experience, and vision—grounded in their remarkable personal and professional achievements—will provide important strategic guidance for the museum in carrying out its innovative mission and expanding its outreach and impact.

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Taste Catering & Event Planning

We’re proud to announce our partnership with Taste Catering & Event Planning. As the museum’s culinary partner, Taste Catering will run operations at the Museum Café, offering light seasonal fare inspired by the local market, growers, and purveyors. Through the new partnership, Taste Catering will also assume the exclusive responsibility for producing special events at the museum.

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NEW EXHIBITION | Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination

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.

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What's Happening — April 2015

A complete, detailed listing of what's happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum in April 2015, including two an exhibition, talks, lectures, classes, workshops, activities, and special programs!

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MEDIA ALERT: The Walt Disney Family Museum to Receive Special Achievement Award at the 42nd Annie Awards

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, will be honoring The Walt Disney Family Museum at the 42nd Annie Awards™ with a Special Achievement Award for its unique and significant impact on the art and industry of animation. Ron Miller—Walt Disney’s son-in-law and the president of The Walt Disney Family Museum’s Board of Directors—will be attending the award ceremony to receive the honor.

The Annie Awards ceremony will take place at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, January 31, 2015, and can be viewed online at annieawards.org/watch-it-live. 

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