Monday, October 28, 2013
The Treasures of Disney exhibit - Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry
The Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago has a special exhibit going on right now: D23 Presents: Treasures of the Walt Disney Archives.
We had the chance to see this exhibit yesterday, and it was one of the better exhibits we've experienced at the Museum (and we've been members for several years now). That might be because we enjoy Disney, and I love the Disney history material. But we all found it to be quite fun, right up to the "Animation Academy" style class at the end of the exhibit. They had costumes from Enchanted, Mary Poppins, Pirates of the Caribbean, Alice In Wonderland, and a handful of other films. They had some interesting props, a bunch of macaques (is that the right word?) of various animation subjects, and other interesting things like the Nautilus model used in the filming of 20000 Leagues Under The Sea. The theme parks were covered as well.
It presented Walt as a forward-thinking genius who was one step ahead of the curve in the entertainment industry.
I'd actually like to go see it again. Check out the Museum of Science and Industry's info on the exhibit on their site.