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JUNE 2015 Exhibitions, Programs, and Events 


Lights! Camera! Glamour! The Photography of George Hurrell
Now through Jun 29, 2015

Revel in the golden age of Hollywood through an exhibition of photography from George Hurrell—one of America’s finest photographers, credited with creating the opulent glamour portrait of the 1930s and 40s. See rare and vintage prints of Jean Harlow, Clark Gable, Joan Crawford, Katharine Hepburn, Carole Lombard, and more, including Hurrell’s uncle-in-law, Walt Disney.


FILM SCREENING | Alice in Wonderland
Daily in Jun, except every Tue (check calendar for exceptions) | 10:30am & 1:30pm | Theater
FREE with museum admission
Join us in June for family-friendly blockbusters and get lost in Wonderland with Alice.

FILM SCREENING | 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
Daily in Jun, except every Tue (check calendar for exceptions) | 4pm | Theater
FREE with museum admission
Join us in June for family-friendly blockbusters and venture into the depths of the ocean for Walt Disney’s first major science fiction film.


SPOTLIGHT TALK | Walt’s Honorary Degrees
Every Fri, Sat & Sun in Jun (check calendar for exceptions) | 11am, 1 & 3pm | Museum Galleries
With more than 25,000 items in the museum’s collection and galleries brimming with art and artifacts, there is a lot to see and learn. Get the inside story on a select object on view or special exhibition during these short talks given by museum staff members. In June, join us for a brief spotlight on Walt’s honorary degrees, presented to him by some of the most prestigious universities in the country.

TALK | James Lopez: The Making of Hullabaloo
Sat, Jun 13 | 1pm | Theater
$18 members | $20 non-members | $15 student & youth (ages 17 and under)
Veteran Disney animator and creator James Lopez gives us a glimpse into the fantastical Steampunk world of Hullabaloo and the new creative techniques that were used to bring the characters and their surroundings to life. Join us for an in-depth look into the making of a truly one of a kind project that got started with the help of its fans.


MEMBERS ONLY | Disney and Dali: Architects of the Imagination
Fri, Jul 10 | 10am, noon & 3pm
On Friday, July 10, museum members have a special opportunity to hear from guest curator and filmmaker Ted Nicolaou. Members and their guests will enjoy a behind-the-scenes presentation from Nicolaou in the theater at 10am, noon, and 3pm before touring the exhibition at their own pace. The event is complimentary for members, but does require an RSVP. 


WORKSHOP | 2D Animation and Digital World with Kevin Maier
Sat, Jun 13 | 10am–noon | Learning Center
$55 members | $60 non-members | $45 students | limited to 25 students per class | ages 18+
Learn from 2D artist and animator Kevin Maier! Kevin will share his process based in classic traditional animation work techniques, offering insight on a 2D workflow that has evolved to incorporate digital tools. Participants will get a better understanding of the traditional animation process and be able to test out some of these classic techniques, which were established years ago by Walt and his animators.

OPEN STUDIO | Theme Park Design
Every Sat & Sun in Jun (check calendar for exceptions) | 1–4pm | Learning Center FREE with museum admission
Design a theme park model using everyday materials. Be inspired by Disneyland plans to create wild rides, exciting attractions, and exotic lands.   

Every Sat, Sun & Mon in Jun (check calendar for exceptions) | 10am–noon | Learning Center
Little Open Studio is a place where little ones and their caregivers can create artwork inspired by exhibitions, ideas, and objects on view at the museum. In June, create a place where anything is possible! Contribute to our collaborative 3D model of an imaginary land where adventure abounds. Use cardboard, clay, and other fun materials to construct the park. 



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 historic materials and artifacts presented with cutting-edge technology to bring Disney’s achievements to life, and includes interactive galleries with early drawings and animation, movies, music, listening stations, a spectacular model of Disneyland, and much more.

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

Where:                      The Presidio of San Francisco, 104 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94129

Contact:                     415-345-6800 | waltdisney.org

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