Walt Disney Family Museum: Special Exhibition
A few months back, we posted about an upcoming exhibition at the Walt Disney Family museum entitled “The Walt Disney Studios and World War II”:
However, the closure of the museum due to COVID-19 wrought havoc on the facility’s schedule.
Opening The Doors
But now, as the United States works to bounce back from the pandemic, many different businesses and attractions are re-opening their doors.
During World War II, Hollywood film studios joined the Allied cause by creating everything from propaganda and training films, to hosting war bond drives and imbuing messages of morale into prestige projects.
A special exhibition at San Francisco’s Walt Disney Family Museum, curated by WWII historian Kent Ramsey, explores Walt Disney Studios’ work during the period when more than 90% of its output consisted of war-related projects. At the same time, Disney and a group of studio artists embarked on a Latin American Goodwill Tour on behalf of the industry, a trip that resulted in the 1944 feature “The Three Caballeros.”
The exhibition, on view through May 1, includes 550 examples of rare, historical objects and film clips on display.
The New Normal
There will, of course, be a different look to the museum when it reopens.
With the exception of the Museum Store, the Main Museum at 104 Montgomery Street, which showcases galleries telling the story of the life of Walt Disney, will remain temporarily closed, with an anticipated opening date in April… To accommodate our guests safely and to ensure proper distancing, we require all guests—including members—to reserve tickets prior to their visit. Admission will be available on a timed-ticket basis with limited capacities set for each time slot.
And, of course, just like the Disney Parks there are plenty of guidelines to keep everyone safe:
We can’t wait to see what this exhibit looks like!
Do you plan on taking in the museum when it reopens? Let us know in the comments.