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Animation Summer Camps, June–August 2014

Create your own animated story, learn from professionals in the animation field, embrace your creativity through painting and sculpture, build your portfolio, and showcase your work in a gallery show/film festival. Unleash your inner animator at The Walt Disney Family Museum Animation Camps! Participants (ages 8-18) can explore every aspect of animation, from brainstorming to finished product. Classes will be taught by our museum education staff as well as animation field professionals. 

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What's Happening – April 2014

A complete, detailed listing of what's happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum in April 2014, including talks, lectures, classes, workshops, activities, and special programs!

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Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis

The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to present the exhibition Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis. On view in the museum’s Theater Gallery from April 30 to November 3, 2014, this exhibition co-curated by the museum’s director of collections and exhibitions, Michael Labrie, and animator Andreas Deja spotlights some 70 original pencil animation drawings, conceptual artwork, paintings, cels, and photographs from animator and Imagineer Marc Davis (1913–2000). 

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MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair

The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: the world of Mary Blair. On view from March 13 to September 7, 2014, this comprehensive exhibition explores the artistic process and development of one of Walt Disney’s most original, beloved, and influential designer and art directors, Mary Blair (1911–1978). Blair’s joyful creativity―her eye-appealing designs and exuberant color palette―endure in numerous media, including classic Disney animated films, such as Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan, and theme park attractions at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort, most notably “it’s a small world.”

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New Tyrus Wong work discovered at a church in Chinatown

Midway through an exhibition showcasing one’s life-retrospective, it is rare to uncover artwork done by the celebrated artist. The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to announce the discovery of a larger-than-life-sized painting, formally titled Jesus, hidden away—and assumed forgotten—in a church in San Francisco’s Chinatown until now.

After reducing the surface dirt, supporting the frame, and preparing it for exhibition, The Walt Disney Family Museum has decided to add Wong’s Jesus to our current special exhibition—Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong—a life-retrospective of the art of 103-year-old artist and Disney Legend Tyrus Wong. 

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