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This coming October, come celebrate our fifth anniversary here at The Walt Disney Family Museum! On October 1, 2009, Diane Disney Miller first welcomed guests to explore the life, work, and legacy of her father Walt Disney: an entertainer, risk-taker, and innovator who helped define 20th-century America. In recognition, we've planned a month full of special events, captivating programming, hands-on activities, after hour parties, and so much more.
A complete, detailed listing of what's happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum in October 2014, including talks, lectures, classes, workshops, activities, and special programs!
A complete, detailed listing of what's happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum in June 2014, including talks, lectures, classes, workshops, activities, and special programs!
From Walt Disney’s Enchanted Tiki Room to the Presidio: A Special Barker Bird Lands at The Walt Disney Family Museum
Herman Schultheis is one of early animation’s most enigmatic and fascinating characters. A technician at The Walt Disney Studios in the late 1930s, he kept a covert scrapbook capturing the behind-the-scenes ingenuity of the early Disney films. He left the film business soon after his stint at Disney and disappeared in a Guatemalan jungle in 1955. His notebook was all but forgotten, until 1990, when historians discovered it hidden in his recently deceased widow’s estate.
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.
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!
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).
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).
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.