Current Exhibitions

Mar 8–Sep 3, 2018
Immerse yourself in some of the most unforgettable characters of our time, from the imposing Beast and fearless Tarzan, to the daring heroines Ariel, Pocahontas, and Rapunzel.

Past Exhibitions

September 28, 2017–January 8, 2018
In partnership with select senior-care facilities in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, Looking Inward cumulates artwork from a unique outreach project centered around art-making activities for underserved seniors, many of whom live with memory disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.
Nov 9, 2017 – Jan 8, 2018
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to continue our holiday tradition of Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains, on view from November 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018.
May 18, 2017–January 8, 2018
We are pleased to announce the premiere of our eighteenth original exhibition, Awaking Beauty: The Art of Eyvind Earle. On view from May 18, 2017 to January 8, 2018, this original retrospective showcases the life and work of Eyvind Earle. Earle is best known as the lead stylist for Walt Disney’s classic feature Sleeping Beauty (1959) and for concept art that shaped such enduring favorites as Lady and the Tramp (1955) and Peter Pan (1953).
Nov 9 - Jan 8
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to continue our holiday tradition of Home for the Holidays at Carolwood, an immersive seasonal installation celebrating Walt’s family and love of trains, on view from November 9, 2017 to January 8, 2018.
March 23–October 9, 2017
Open to members only: March 22 Explore the dynamic work of one of the most accomplished and versatile character animators of our time: Andreas Deja. This unique exhibition showcases original works on paper and maquettes of Deja’s most iconic Disney characters, from menacing villains Scar and Jafar and larger-than-life muscle men Gaston and Hercules, to the much beloved Mama Odie and Lilo Pelekai. In addition to his work for The Walt Disney Animation Studios, Deja is known for independent projects, including his upcoming film Mushka. The film—featuring a young girl and her tiger in “a story of love and sacrifice set in Russia”—is animated in a colored pencil style. Deja View showcases Deja’s prolific and wide-ranging career, bridging the rich tradition of classic hand-drawn animation with animation’s innovative future.
May 18, 2016 – Jan 9, 2017
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present Wish Upon a Star: The Art of Pinocchio . On view from May 18, 2016 to January 9, 2017, this never...
Sep 21, 2016 – Dec 5, 2016
Transformations is a juried exhibition featuring the dynamic work of artists from three of the Bay Area’s distinguished programs for artists with disabilities: Abilities United, The Arc San Francisco, and NIAD Art Center.
Jan 13, 2016 – Sep 12, 2016
The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to present Mel Shaw: An Animator on Horseback . Open from January 13 to September 12, 2016, this exhibition...
Jul 22, 2015 – Dec 7, 2015
"Tomorrow is a heck of a thing to keep up with.” —Walt Disney The Walt Disney Family Museum is proud to announce its next exhibition, Tomorrowland:...