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Award-winning Actress SIGOURNEY WEAVER to narrate exclusive audio experience of
Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination at The Walt Disney Family Museum 

San Francisco, June 30, 2015—The Walt Disney Family Museum is excited to announce that Award-winning actress Sigourney Weaver will be the narrator for the exclusive audio experience of Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination, the museum’s next major exhibition that will be on view from July 10, 2015 through January 3, 2016.

With the intelligence, subtlety, and calm authority of her voice, Ms. Weaver will lead guests through the exhibition, transporting them back in time to the lives of two of the most fascinating innovators of the twentieth century: unlikely friends Salvador Dalí and Walt Disney.

This audio tour will be complimentary with the exhibition and can be accessed through STQRY—an interactive storytelling application that enhances visitor experience through augmented audio, video, and photos. Through STQRY, guests may hear more from guest curators, hear the stories behind objects on display, and take a sneak peek at some of the work that goes into preserving and restoring objects in the museum’s collection.

To access this content, the STQRY app may be downloaded to personal devices either by searching for “STQRY” in the devices’ app store, or by visiting waltdisney.org/stqry on a mobile device. Please note that the in-app content will only be available while at The Walt Disney Family Museum.

In addition to the audio tour, the museum will offer interactive gallery activities, also through the STQRY app. These art puzzles will allow visitors of all ages to take a surrealist journey with family and friends by sparking conversation and creativity, while providing a closer look at select artworks in the exhibition. 


Sigourney Weaver is an Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe-winning actress known for her work in Alien, Ghostbusters, Gorillas in the Mist, Working Girl, The Ice Storm (BAFTA), Galaxy Quest, Avatar, Holes, and Chappie, among others. In television, Weaver received Emmy, SAG, and Golden Globe nominations for Lifetime movie "Prayers for Bobby" and USA Network miniseries “Political Animals.”  Her theater work includes runs on Broadway with "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” and “HurlyBurly,” for which she received a Tony nomination.  She is also on the board of the Flea Theater, where she appeared in “Mrs. Farnsworth” and “The Guys.”

Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination
reveals the fascinating story of the unlikely alliance between two of the most renowned innovators of the twentieth century: brilliantly eccentric Spanish Surrealist Salvador Dalí and American entertainment icon Walt Disney. This comprehensive exhibition illustrates how these two remarkably different innovators were drawn to each other by their preternatural talents, resulting in Walt inviting Dalí to the Walt Disney Studio in 1946 to collaborate on the animated short Destino. Although the film was not completed during their lifetimes, the friendship between these two great men nevertheless endured. 

Guest-curated by filmmaker Ted Nicolaou, this extraordinary and immersive exhibition will be presented through an interactive multimedia experience of original paintings, story sketches, conceptual artwork, objects, correspondences, archival film, photographs, and audio. Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination will be on view starting in July 10, 2015 at the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall and is organized by The Walt Disney Family Museum, in cooperation with The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation in Figueres, Spain, and The Walt Disney Studios.


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.

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