The exhibition features both historic and contemporary artwork inspired by Mickey’s status as a “true original.” The show is curated by designer Darren Romanelli and includes work by featured artists Kenny Scharf, Amanda Ross-Ho, and Shinique Smith. More artists will be announced in the coming weeks.
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Before the exhibition opens in November 2018, Scharf, Ross-Ho, and Smith will preview their work in three pop-up locations across the country. Each artist pays tribute to a piece of classic Mickey Mouse merchandise: a Mickey Mouse watch, a plush, and a t-shirt. Below, take a peek at Kenny Scharf’s “Cosmic Cavern,” inspired by the Mickey Mouse watch.
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“As Walt said, ‘I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing—that it was all started by a mouse.’ From ‘The True Original Exhibition’ to a year-long celebration in our parks around the world, we are honoring the deep connection that families and fans have made with Mickey and Minnie Mouse for nearly a century,” said Bob Chapek, Chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, and Consumer Products.
Mickey: The True Original Exhibition runs from November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019, at 60 10th Avenue in New York City. Tickets are $38 each, and you can purchase here. Children aged 3 and younger do not need a ticket.
The exhibit is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM and closed on Mondays. You must purchase a ticket in advance to enter; no tickets are available at the venue. For more information, head over to the exhibit website.
Source: Oh My Disney