Earlier this month we toured the Walt Disney Family Museum for the opening its latest fantastic exhibit, “Mickey Mouse: from Walt to the World.” The exhibit is part of the yearlong celebration of the museum’s 10th anniversary and was curated by legendary animator Andreas Deja.… Read More »More Mickey Mouse art & exhibits from Walt Disney Family Museum
An interview with The Walt Disney Family Museum’s director of collections, Michael Labrie, was recently published. It provides some interesting background to the museum and its growing collection. Says Labrie: “Diane just acquired this wonderful collection of small thumbnail paintings of scenes from ‘Lady and… Read More »Walt Disney Family Museum Amasses Unique Collection
Ed note: welcome back long time blog author Whit Honea. The Walt Disney Family Museum has been lambasted over the fact that it is located in San Francisco rather than in a town with a more direct link to the legacy of its namesake. I… Read More »A visit to the Walt Disney Family Museum
The Walt Disney Family Museum is celebrating its first anniversary by asking What Would Walt Do? Specifically they want you, to channel your inner-Walt and create a promotional video for the museum then upload it to Youtube. The best videos will win prizes, including a trip to the museum and a private tour.
Here’s a video they’ve released with more information:
More details on the promotional contest below the jump:
Thanks to the Smithsonian magazine, you have a chance to get free admission to the Walt Disney Family Museum or one of more than 1,000 museum’s across the country this Saturday for the 6th Annual Museum Day. Parking at the San Francisco Presidio is free,… Read More »Free Admission to Walt Disney Family Museum this Saturday
Dave Stevenson: The Art of the Map – A New Exhibition at The Walt Disney Family Museum
To Run from September 15, 2010 – January 3, 2011
Special map of The Presidio of San Francisco created for the exhibit
When The Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio of San Francisco was looking for a way to illustrate the ancestry and family roots of Walt Disney, they turned to an imaginative Bay Area artist and mapmaker named Dave Stevenson. His work, which will be on exhibit in the Lower Lobby of the Museum from September 15- to January 3, has been seen at the entrance to the Museum’s first gallery by thousands of visitors since the Museum opened. Stevenson’s colorful map charts the journey of Disney family ancestors from Isigny-sur-Mer, France ( d’Isigny was Anglicized to Disney,) through England, Ireland and Canada to the United States.
Stevenson uses geography, cartography, graphic design, and artistic inspiration to create his maps. These works of art include history and landmarks, people, plants, and animals to communicate an accurate yet romantic, playful, or dramatic view of the places and events that he charts. Included in the exhibition are maps of Maui, Antarctica, Egypt, and India, as well as the famous map, Treasures of the World, included as an insert in National Geographic. Also featured are maps of Antarctica, Egypt, the Galapagos Islands, the Lewis and Clark expedition used in marketing Lindblad Expeditions and maps of the Mediterranean, and India, as well as a dramatic piece that charts the spread of the Black Death. A map of the Presidio of San Francisco drawn especially for this exhibition will also be on display.
It’s been a long time dream of Diane Disney Miller, and others in the Disney family, to open a museum to honor her father Walt and now that dream is a reality. I still have a major quibble with the museum’s location, in the Presidio… Read More »Walt Disney Family Museum opens to public
I so want to have good things to say about the Walt Disney Family Museum. I’m sure the exhibits will be top notch and that the presentation of Walt Disney’s life will be the most fair and balanced yet. See, I tried. There are, however,… Read More »Walt Disney Family Museum Profiled in NY Times