What's Happening at The Walt Disney Family Museum this August!


Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong

August 15–February 3, 2014 | Special Exhibition Hall

FREE for members or with museum admission

Special exhibition Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong focuses 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. At age 102, Wong is still a practicing artist today. Organized by Michal Labrie, the museum’s director of collections, the exhibition will feature 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

Exhibition 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. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, 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.





Film of the Month: Walt Disney’s Bambi

Screens through August, daily at 11am, 1:30 & 4pm (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



SPOTLIGHT TALKS | Water to Paper, Paint to Sky: The Art of Tyrus Wong

Friday–Sunday, August 23-25

11am, 1 & 3pm | Special Exhibition Hall

Free for members or with museum admission

Delve into the artwork and fascinating life story of Disney Legend Tyrus Wong.



OPEN STUDIO | Kite Making

Saturday & Sunday, August 3–4 & 10–11 | 1–4pm | Learning Center

Free for members or with museum admission

Prepare for the Family Day Kite Festival by producing your own flying creation in the tradition of Disney Legend Tyrus Wong.



Family Day Kite Festival

Saturday, August 17 | 11am-5pm | Front Lawn

Enjoy a picnic on the Presidio’s Main Post lawn during this inaugural family event featuring kite makers and flyers. Highlights include a fire truck parade, games, contests, demonstrations, and food trucks.


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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.


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


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


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



Website:             waltdisney.org                 




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