September Programs, Exhibits, and Special Events Announced for the Walt Disney Family Museum

The Walt Disney Family Museum has announced the slate of special events, exhibitions, and programs for the month of September.

Happening now through February 3, 2014, is ‘Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong’ which is a special exhibition that focuses on the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong.

Wong is a painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and a Disney Legend. This exhibition features more than 150 of Wong’s work, including paintings that served as the inspiration for the look and feel of Walt Disney’s Bambi.

Also happening now until November 3 in the Theater Gallery is a special exhibition called ‘Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole.’ This features 40 works by goth-inspired artist Garcia alongside 10 Alice in Wonderland paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the museum’s collection.

In addition to the special exhibitions, there is a daily screening of the film of the month – Walt Disney’s Disneyland TV Show: ‘Man in Space’ Episodes. These screenings happen each day at 1:30 and 4 p.m. except on Tuesdays.

On Saturday, September 21 at 3 p.m. visitors can hear Disney animation consultant Andreas Deja and art director and production designer Carol Kieffer Police discuss Tyrus Wong’s work on Bambi and the lasting impact of his style at the discussion Art and Character Animation in Disney’s Bambi.

Other events for September include: a Spotlight Talk Camille Rose Garia: Down the Rabbit Hole, Open Studio Classes called Working with Watercolor, a Learn from the Masters workshop with Camille Rose Garcia, a Drawing Salon day with Camille Rose Garcia where participants will be exploring the process by which Disney artists captured the lifelike shapes and movements of live animals for such classic animated films as Bambi.

Opened in October 2009, The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the story and achievements of Walt Disney. The 40,000 square foot facility in San Francisco features the newest technology and historic materials and artifacts to bring Disney’s achievements to life, with interactive galleries that include early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a model of Disneyland, and more.

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