San Francisco, November 11, 2019—The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, California presents The Walt Disney Studios and World War II, a remembrance of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contributions to the Allies’ World War II effort. Curated by World War II historian Kent Ramsey, this
“Today we are the shapers of the world of tomorrow.” —Walt Disney
San Francisco, June 8, 2020—The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to premiere The World of Tomorrow, a new virtual exhibition featuring works created by the museum’s global community. Inspired by each artists’ vision for a
“There is just one moon and one golden sun,
And a smile means friendship to everyone.
Though the mountains divide and the oceans are wide, it's a small world after all.”
San Francisco, 8 December, 2020—The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to debut its second virtual community art exhibition
San Francisco, November 10, 2020—In honor of Veterans Day, The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to debut its fifth Community Access Exhibition, Veterans’ Voices: Painted Realities, featuring original artworks by U.S. military veterans. The exhibition will serve as a platform for the American
The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to premiere The World of Tomorrow, a new virtual exhibition featuring works created by the museum’s global community. Inspired by each artists’ vision for a “world of tomorrow,” this diverse selection of works includes paintings, drawings, photographs, and 3D objects in a 3D-rendered virtual gallery space.
During our temporary closure, The Walt Disney Family Museum has continued to share Walt’s story across social media and virtual platforms. As part of the museum’s mission to enlighten and educate future generations, we strive to highlight the importance of growth through adversity, and how the adversity Walt faced shaped him to be one of the great innovators of the 20th century. The World of Tomorrow draws inspiration from Walt’s ambition to keep moving forward and design a brighter future.
The Walt Disney Family Museum received hundreds of contributions from adult and teen artists in the Bay Area and all around the world, including India, the UK, Spain, Finland, Romania, Nicaragua, and Australia. Submissions were then entered in a juried pool, with just over 175 pieces selected to be displayed in a virtual recreation of the museum’s Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall, which has previously hosted world-class exhibitions including Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination; MAGIC, COLOR, FLAIR: The World of Mary Blair; and Mickey Mouse: From Walt to the World.
Artworks have been arranged throughout the virtual exhibition hall by medium. Viewers will have the opportunity to independently navigate around each gallery space with 360° views and options to zoom in on each piece, as well as read more about the artist and their submission.
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Museum Closure Notification
Based on San Francisco’s shift to the purple tier, The Walt Disney Family Museum will be closed beginning Sunday, November 29. For more information on the state’s Blueprint tier status and metrics, please visit covid19.ca.gov. For further guidance and announcements from the City of San Francisco, please visit sf.gov
“We continue to remain deeply committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our visitors and staff,” says museum Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske. “I am grateful for the generous support that we have received from our community, and I look forward to welcoming you back to the museum when we are permitted to reopen.”
We apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience during this time. If you purchased tickets to visit the museum after November 28, 2020, a full refund will be made directly to your original payment method within 10 business days. If you would prefer to donate your tickets back to the museum, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will provide you documentation of your tax-deductible contribution.
We will continue to regularly provide immersive and engaging virtual programming so that you can enjoy the museum from the comfort of your home. From virtual tours and exhibitions, to in-depth talks, workshops, classes, and group activities, we have a variety of virtual experiences for you to enjoy at waltdisney.org/virtual.
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