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Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination Audio Experience narrated by award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver

The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to announce that Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver will be the narrator for the exclusive audio experience of Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination, the museum’s next major exhibition that will be on view from July 10, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

With the intelligence, subtlety, and calm authority of her voice, Ms. Weaver will lead guests through the exhibition, transporting them back in time to the lives of two of the most fascinating innovators of the twentieth century: unlikely friends Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney. 

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What's Happening — June 2015

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

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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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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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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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