As many of you know, The Walt Disney Family Museum has put together some incredible virtual programs during their closure. I have been able to participate in a few of their Happily Ever After Hours, which have been a blast! I am so excited to share with you about their newest endeavor, which is an interactive virtual exhibit! The team at the museum has curated “The World of Tomorrow”, the first of its kind exhibit for the Walt Disney Family Museum.
It officially opened it to everyone yesterday, and celebrated with a special virtual opening ceremony! We were able to hear from Executive Director Kirsten Komoroske and Director of Collections and Exhibitions and exhibition curator Marina Villar Delgado about this unique museum offering. Marketing and Communications Assistant and Certified Storyteller Guide Chris Mullen gave us a walk-through of the exhibit and how we can experience this through the screen.
The museum has hosted over 25 original exhibitions in the last 10 years. However, this is the first virtual community exhibition they’ve put together, and it’s really cool! What’s even more unique about this exhibit is that the pieces are from literally all over the world. Teen and adult artists from not only the United States, but India, the UK, Australia, and more have pieces featured. There are over 175 pieces in the virtually rendered Diane Disney Miller Hall. Artists submitted drawings, paintings, digital art, photographs, and even 3-D pieces for this showcase.
“The World of Tomorrow” is heavily influenced by Walt Disney’s and his desire to “keep moving forward” and Diane Disney Miller’s mission to keep her father’s legacy alive. The exhibit has the art sorted by medium, and everyone can view this exhibition in 360 degree views! It’s like Google Earth, but you’re able to walk through a detailed rendering of the Diane Disney Miller Exhibition Hall.
I took some time to look through a number of the pieces, and it felt like I was in the hall checking everything out. This exhibit is free to everyone, and I highly suggest you experience it! Head to waltdisney.org/wot to view “The World of Tomorrow”! Here’s a look at what you’ll experience, and a few of the art pieces in the exhibit!