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October Exhibitions, Programs, and Events

Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong
Now through February 3, 2014 | Special Exhibition Hall
Special ticket price for Tyrus Wong: $10 general | Special combination ticket which includes general museum admission: $25 adults; $20 seniors and students; $15 children ages 6 to 17.

Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wongfocuses on the life and work of Chinese-American artist Tyrus Wong—a celebrated painter, muralist, kite maker, lithographer, Hollywood sketch artist, calligrapher, ceramicist, and Disney Legend. Born in 1910, Wong is still a practicing artist today. The exhibition features more than 150 works including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, painted scarves, kites, and more—including paintings that served as the inspiration behind the look and feel of Walt Disney’s Bambi.

Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole
Now through November 3, 2013 | Theater Gallery
Free for members or with museum admission

Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole features some 40 works by goth-inspired lowbrow artist Garcia alongside ten Alice in Wonderland concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the museum’s collection. The exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair’s artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration.

FILMS OF THE MONTH | Hallowscreen! and The Adventures of Ichabod and Mr. Toad
Screens through October, daily at 1:30 (Hallowscreen) & 4pm (Ichabod and Mr. Toad), except Tuesdays & select times—check our calendar online for exceptions | Theater
Free for members or with museum admission | Without museum admission: $7 adult, $5 youth

TALK | Cicada Princess: Innovation in Filmmaking
Saturday, October 19 | 3pm | Theater
Members: $18 adult, $14 youth | Non-members: $20 adult, $15 youth
Hear writer and director Mauricio Baiocchio and his team talk about the amazing process behind the production of this critically-acclaimed live action puppetry film. Includes a screening of the film and puppet demonstration.

Friday–Sunday, October 25-27
11am, 1 & 3pm | Florida Project Exhibit, Gallery 9
Free for members or with museum admission
Join us for gallery talks focused on Walt’s original plans for the Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.

OPEN STUDIO | Developing Story
Saturday & Sunday, October 5-6 & 12-13 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
Free for members or with museum admission
Join us for artist demonstrations and guided activities to discover why Walt believed story was a production’s most important element.

WORKSHOP | Learn from the Masters: Visual Storytelling
Saturday, September 14 | 10am–noon | Learning Center
Members: $55 | Non-member: $60 adult, $45 student (valid student ID required)
Master the tools to tell a story visually. Artist Andy Gouveia discusses the illustrating techniques used for creating storybooks, comics, graphic novels, and storyboards. Explore the process used to create sequential art and create a short rough story sequence.

OPEN STUDIO | Exploring Animation
Saturday & Sunday, October 19-20 & 26-27 | 1–4pm | Learning Center
Free for members or with museum admission
Explore the process in creating an animated film through hands-on activities.


Return of the Herbies
Saturday, October 5 | 10am-2pm | Free for members or with museum admission
Members of LoveBugFans.com return to the museum with their Herbie cars for an all-day visit. Also enjoy a free, ticketed screening of Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo at 1:30pm. Get an up-close view of these lovable cars and have your picture taken with a Herbie!

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The Walt Disney Family Museum presents the fascinating story and achievements of Walt Disney, the man who raised animation to an art, transformed the film industry, tirelessly pursued innovation, and created a global and distinctively American legacy. Opened in October 2009, the 40,000 square foot facility 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 spectacular model of Disneyland and much more.

10am to 6pm, Wednesdays through Monday; closed on Tuesdays and the following public holidays: New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.

Free for members | General: $20 adults, $15 seniors and students, $12 youth under 17, free for children 5 and under

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