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The Walt Disney Family Museum
April 2011 Events Calendar

Join us for Alice in Wonderland-themed screenings, activities and fun!

Take a “Look Closer” at the Art and Flair of Prominent Disney Artist Mary Blair



FILM OF THE MONTH – April 1–April 30
Alice in Wonderland (1958)
1:00pm and 4:00pm daily, Theater
(except Tuesdays and April 9, 10, 16 + 17)
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org

April 9 – Exploring the Gardens of Wonderland: An Illustrated Talk by Horticulturist Robert Hornback with Disney historian Paula Sigman Lowery
3:00pm, Theater
Tickets available online at www.waltdisney.org
Follow horticulturist Bob Hornback through the Gardens of Wonderland and learn about the Queen of Hearts, her roses and The Garden of Live Flowers. Disney historian Paula Sigman Lowery will provide little known information about the Disney classic adapted from Lewis Carroll’s book. A screening of the movie will follow the program. Don’t be late! For more information on the program, visit www.gardenconservancy.com.

Saturday, April 16 – Introduction to Voice-over – SOLD OUT.
1:00—4:00pm, Learning Center Media Studio
Find the voices within you in this interactive introductory workshop with Disney voice-over artist Ben Hoppe. You will learn about the voice-over industry and have the chance to step up to the mic yourself and breathe life into a character. This workshop is best suited for participants with no previous voice-over experience. Registration required. Email education@wdfmuseum.org or call 415.345.6814. Price: Members: $55 // None-Members: $60

DISNEY DISCOVERIES: Saturday, April 9 + Sunday, April 17
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Learning Center Art Studio
“One side will make you grow taller and the other side will make you grow shorter.” Use colorful paper, recycled materials, glitter and glue to make a tiny or oversized hanging wonderland garden of your own creation.

Imaginations and creativity will soar with our new Disney Discoveries! Join us for family fun and activities in the Learning Center.  The activities planned by our education staff will inspire the hidden artist in young visitors while learning about the life and work of Walt Disney.

April 29 + 30 – Look Closer: The Mary Blair Paint Stand
3:00 pm, Lower Lobby
Mary Blair (1911-1978) was one of Walt Disney’s most brilliant conceptual designers, helping define the look of such classics as Cinderella (1950), Alice in Wonderland (1951), and Peter Pan (1953). She also brought her distinctive, colorful style to children’s books, advertisements, theatrical set designs, and theme park attractions, including “It’s A Small World,” and the deceptively naive style of her commercial artwork belied great visual sophistication in everything from color choices to composition. Mary’s colorful Paint Stand is located in the Lower Lobby of our Museum!

Would you like to know more about one of the artifacts in the galleries?  Our Look Closer series will give you that opportunity—staff will reveal little known facts, behind the scenes information, or just additional information during the 5 to 8-minute gallery talk.

Where:            The Walt Disney Family Museum
104 Montgomery Street, The Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA 94129

Admissions:    Various: check Website for details. 

Website:         www.waltdisney.org