In late 1919, Walt Disney returned from his voluntary Red Cross service in post-World War I France. An independent eighteen-year-old, he’d resettled in Kansas City, Missouri and attempted to establish a career in illustration, graphic design, and cartooning. However, within a year’s time, a different art form caught his attention.
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In celebration of The Walt Disney Family Museum's 10th Anniversary, we're listing our 10 favorite highlights from our permanent collection.
Visit the Museum Store on July 13 and receive an additional 10% off when you show your membership card. Plus, enjoy complimentary summer treats! Discount available in-store only.
No 1pm screening Saturday, September 14 & 28
This month, we are screening two Academy Award ®-winners from Walt Disney’s True-Life Adventures series. First, explore the world of Alaskan wildlife in Seal Island (1949), directed by Disney Legend James Algar. Then, be sure to stick around for Ben Sharpsteen’s Water Birds (1952) and experience the
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In this eight-week class, learn how to visually represent words and the meaning behind them as you create an animated adaptation of a different type of written work: a poem. Experiment with animation—following the process from storyboard to short film—as you discover unique ways to visually
Tickets sold out. View one of these exquisite dolls in Gallery 6 and join us in this workshop to make your own traditional Guatemalan-inspired doll. Learn about historical Mayan clothing and the legend of the worry doll as you craft your own textile companion.
Tickets sold out. As featured in Gallery 8, horses starred prominently in the classic Disney television series Zorro (1975). Zorro’s reliable steed, Tornado, would swiftly (and regularly) carry his rider out of precarious situations. In this workshop, create an animation of a horse galloping with
Tickets sold out. Artist Mary Blair brought an innovative modernist style and unique sense of color design to The Walt Disney Studios. Distinctive features such as contrasting colors and bold shapes quickly became notable and iconic features of her concept art for beloved animated films, including C
Tickets sold out. In the 1930s, the Walt Disney Studios used a then-innovative animation method: artists drew on celluloid sheets, or “cels,” with ink, and then placed these cels over painted backgrounds. After you create a hand-drawn piece of animation, you will then learn how to transfer it onto a
Located in the historic Presidio of San Francisco, California, The Walt Disney Family Museum is a center for art, animation, and inspiration. Since October 1, 2009, our nonprofit museum has celebrated the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney, thanks in large part to Walt's daughter, Diane Disney Miller, who wanted to share her father's story with the world. Now, in recognition of the museum's tenth anniversary, this podcast will do its part to honor the man behind the magic.
Join us every Wednesday for stories and conversations about the remarkable life and legacy of Walt Disney as we reflect on The Walt Disney Family Museum's first decade as an institution. Subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, and TuneIn.
Learn more about Alice in Wonderland (1951) in Gallery 7, and then practice thinking in three dimensions as you use translucency to animate a creature dissolving into nothingness.
"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: Walt’s Vision for Today, on view from July 22 through December 7, 2015. Guest-curated by Academy Award®-winning director, writer, and producer Brad
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 is the first-ever retrospective of the life and work of Disney Legend Mel Shaw (1914–2012)—an artist and storyteller whose skills were in demand by the
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-before-seen exhibition created by the museum allows visitors to discover the artistic process and step behind-the-scenes to explore how one of the most