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FILM OF THE MONTH: Disneyland Goes to the World’s Fair
Showtimes: Showtimes: 11am, 1:30 & 4pm daily (check calendar for exceptions) | Theater
Free with museum admission
Enjoy early episodes from one of America’s most popular—and groundbreaking—television shows.
Note: The museum is closed on Tuesdays


TALK | Marc Davis: Walt’s Renaissance Man | SOLD OUT
Sat, Sep 13 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 general | $15 youth (17 and under)
Join master animator Andreas Deja and Bob Kurtz, former student of Marc Davis and founder of the Burbank-based animation studio Kurtz and Friends, for a discussion of Davis’ far-reaching talents and considerable influence on the field of animation. Offered in conjunction with the special exhibition, Leading Ladies and Femmes Fatales: The Art of Marc Davis.

TALK | The Walt Disney Family Museum: From Dream to Reality
Sat, Oct 11 | 3pm
$18 members | $20 general | $15 youth (17 and under)
Tickets available at 10am PST on Monday, September 15, 2014.
During the crucial period of project development for The Walt Disney Family Museum, authors and Disney historians Jeff Kurtti and Paula Sigman Lowery worked closely with museum founder Diane Disney Miller to determine the overall story and content for the museum’s ten galleries. Join these two leading authorities for a talk about the creation of Walt’s museum, their experiences with Diane, and the wonderful challenge of bringing her dream to life.

SPOTLIGHT TALKS | The Illinois Pavilion
Every Fri, Sat & Sun in Aug | 11am, 1 & 3pm
FREE for members or with museum admission
Join us as we talk about one of the richest chapters of Mary Blair’s incredible career. Facilitated by a museum educator, this brief talk touches upon the stories behind her dazzling tile murals and designs for the beloved Disneyland attraction it’s a small world


OPEN STUDIO | Create a Small, Small Figure
Aug 30–31 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE for members or with museum admission
Create a small figure to showcase the heritage and traditions from your past and present that help define you.

LITTLE OPEN STUDIO | Storytime and Watercolor
Every Sat in Aug, & Sep | 10–noon | Lower Lobby
FREE with museum admission
Designed for ages 7 and under, Little Open Studio is a place where young ones and their families can put small hands to work creating artwork inspired by what they see here at the museum.

OPEN STUDIO | Armature Building
Every Sat & Sun in Sept | 1–4pm | Learning Center
FREE for members or with museum admission
Learn the essentials of armature-making to help build and bring your own original character to life!