Fans from around the World Celebrate the Opening of “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” in New York CitySource: Business Wire
Keith Haring Drawing on Display Alongside Installations from More than 20 Contemporary Artists Created in Celebration of Mickey Mouse’s 90 th Anniversary
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Opening in the same city where he made his big screen debut in
“Steamboat Willie” on
Journey Through Contemporary and Historic Art
Honoring Mickey’s 90-year impact on popular culture, creativity and the
arts in all its forms, the exhibition showcases installations from more
than 20 contemporary artists worldwide, including
Haring’s drawing, Untitled (
All of the original and historic pieces are featured throughout more
than a dozen thematic rooms, each carefully curated and artfully
designed to highlight a chapter of Mickey Mouse’s story. Along the way,
guests will discover larger-than-life photo moments, including a replica
of Steamboat Willie’s vessel, black-and-white immersive scenes from
classic cartoon shorts, a transformative reinterpretation of The
Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney’s masterpiece film, Fantasia,
and a recreation of the 1990s All
Fans will also get a glimpse into the Disney Archives collection
featuring iconic Mickey Mouse inspired consumer products across the
decades as well as the Academy Award® for the Creation of Mickey Mouse,
on loan from
Exhibition details include:
Hello Mickey!- Introduces the many facets of Mickey including
his playful personality. Featured artists:
Katherine Bernhardt, Ariana Papademetropoulos, and Michael Bosanko.
Iconic Design- Shows Mickey, an instantly recognizable
character and form, in a whole new way. Featured artist:
It’s Black & White- An entirely black-and-white world
bringing Mickey’s comic strips and cartoon shorts to life. Featured
- Ink & Paint- Pays homage to the team of artists and painters in Disney’s legendary Ink & Paint department including photos from the book “Ink & Paint: The Women of Walt Disney’s Animation.”
Burst into Color- A vivid, vibrant color room in honor of
Mickey’s acclaimed technicolor debut, The Band Concert.
Featured artists: London Kaye,
Michael John Kelly, Amanda Ross-Hoand Disneyartists Stacey Aoyamaand John Quinn.
Sorcerer’s Way- Transports guests to the magical world of Walt
Disney’s masterpiece and Mickey’s first feature film: Fantasia.
Mickey Mouse Club- Celebrates the 60+ year legacy of the Mickey Mouse Clubtelevision series. Featured artist: Brian Bress.
Original Muse- Showcases how Mickey has inspired artists around
the world to create, reinterpret, and reimagine. Featured artists:
Keith Haring, Tseng Kwong Chi, James Jean, Keiichi Tanaami, Tanya Aguiniga, PEACEMINUSONE, Javier Sanchez Medina, Tetsuya Nomura, and Oliver Payne.
The Collection- Illustrates how tactile, functional works of
art bring Mickey into fans’ everyday lives. Featured artists:
Darren Romanelliaka DRx and Shinique Smith.
- Kenny Scharf’s Mickey Mouse-inspired cosmic cavern will also be on display and open to the public in Mickey’s Maker Shop. Exhibition tickets are not required for entry.
Commemorative Merchandise at Mickey’s Maker Shop
Within the experience, ‘Mickey’s Maker Shop’ is a retail store offering exhibition-branded merchandise, select pieces from 90th anniversary ‘True Original’ Mickey Mouse capsule collections and custom products that can be personalized on-site. Fans can also shop limited-edition merchandise through timed product drops throughout the exhibition run. The shop is open to the public; exhibition tickets are not required for entry. Select exhibition and Mickey 90th merchandise can also be purchased on shopDisney.
Exhibition Sponsors Create Branded Activations
Exhibition sponsors have created interactive activations that engage
guests of all ages. With the help of Google Home, attendees can
join in a special game show with Mickey Mouse and his friends. Following
the announce of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones –
Mickey Mouse’s 90th Anniversary Edition, Beats will continue to
celebrate Mickey and his influence on music with listening stations and
a photo gallery in the Exhibition lounge. Finally,
About “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition”
For more on the exhibition and behind-the-scenes content, visit Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal and follow @MickeyTrueOriginal on Instagram with #MickeyTrueOriginal.
About Mickey Mouse 90th Anniversary Celebration
Since his big-screen debut in Steamboat Willie on
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