Pink castles, talking sofas, and objects coming to life: what sounds like fantasies from the pioneering animation of Walt Disney Animation Studios were in fact the figments of the colorful salons of Rococo Paris. Join Wolf Burchard, Associate Curator in the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts Department, for a virtual tour of The Met’s first-ever exhibition exploring the work of Walt Disney and the hand-drawn animation of Walt Disney Animation Studios. Inspiring Walt Disney: The Animation of French Decorative Arts will examine Disney’s personal fascination with European art and the use of French motifs in his films and theme parks, drawing new parallels between the studios’ magical creations and their artistic models.
Learn more about the exhibition at https://www.metmuseum.org/InspiringWaltDisney
Lead corporate sponsorship is provided by Morgan Stanley.
Additional support is provided by The Florence Gould Foundation, The Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation/French Heritage Society, and Beatrice Stern.
The exhibition is organized by The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Wallace Collection.
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