Upcoming Exhibition

Mickey Mouse:
From Walt to the World

Date
May 16, 2019–Jan 6, 2020
Members Only Preview Day: Stay Tuned
Location
Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall

The Walt Disney Family Museum presents Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World, a celebration of animation’s most beloved and recognizable character. This original exhibition chronicles Mickey’s influence on art and entertainment over the past nine decades and tells the story of his origin, rise to fame, and enduring world-wide appeal, in relation to Walt Disney’s inspiring, parallel story. 

Guest curated by legendary animator Andreas Deja, in collaboration with co-curator Michael Labrie, Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World features more than 400 objects, including rare and never-before-seen original sketches, character model sheets, and concept artwork, together with nostalgic merchandise, vintage photographs, and a variety of Mickey’s earliest and most recent animated short films. The exhibition is a testament to Mickey’s transcendent influence, from cartoons and comic books to real-life appearances at Disney Parks worldwide.

Visitors will also have the opportunity to view artistic interpretations of the world’s most famous mouse. For the pop artists of the late-1950s and 60s, Mickey personified the culture of the time: not only was his image reproduced on merchandise, but his simple, bright design echoed advertisements of the mid-century and embodied the spirit of American entertainment. The inclusion in the exhibition of iconic works by prominent artists such as Andy Warhol, Gottfried Helnwein, and Wayne Thiebaud, alongside contemporary works by Tennessee Loveless, Lorelay Bove, Eric Robison, and San Francisco-based muralist Sirron Norris, demonstrate the resonance that Mickey Mouse has with new audiences and generations. 

Presented in conjunction with the museum’s 10th Anniversary, the exhibition will be displayed in the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall from May 16, 2019 through January 6, 2020. 

Enhance Your Experience with Exclusive Talks

We are also pleased to announce that in May we will host two exciting talks that celebrate Mickey Mouse. The first is a members-only event with Guest Curator Andreas Deja, and will highlight the extensive process of creating such a comprehensive exhibition. The second features one of Mickey’s voice actors, Bret Iwan, who will speak on the mouse's inimitable appeal:

Members-Only Event | Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World Preview with Guest Curator Andreas Deja
Please stay tuned for more information regarding on-sale dates | Learn more here

Voicing an Icon: Mickey Talks with Bret Iwan
Sat, May 18 | 11am–12:30pm and 3–4:30pm | Learn more here

To get access to the members-only event, attend the Members-Only Preview Day, and receive discounts on tickets and other exclusive member benefits, join today

Ticketing Information

This exhibition will observe timed ticketing; more information to come. Advance ticket purchases are not yet available for Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World. Online ticketing will be made available in April; please check back for updates regarding on-sale dates and times. As of now, ticket pricing is as follows, but rates are subject to change at any time without notice. 

General Admission Ticket ONLY: $25 Adults; $20 Seniors & Students; $15 Youth (Ages 6 to 17)

Combo Ticket (General Admission + Mickey Mouse Special Exhibition): $35 Adults; $30 Seniors & Students; $20 Youth (Ages 6 to 17)

Mickey Mouse Special Exhibition Ticket ONLY: $15 Adults, Seniors & Students; $5 Youth (Ages 6 to 17) 

 

Museum admission is FREE for museum members and children 5 years of age and under. Visit Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World once it opens in May by becoming a museum member today