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December 10, 2021–March 6, 2022
The Met Fifth Avenue
Pink castles, talking sofas, and objects coming to life: what
sounds like fantasies from the pioneering animation of Walt Disney
Animation Studios were in fact the figments of the colorful salons of
Rococo Paris. The Met's first-ever exhibition exploring the work of Walt
Disney and the hand-drawn animation of Walt Disney Animation Studios will
examine Disney's personal fascination with European art and the use of
French motifs in his films and theme parks, drawing new parallels between
the studios' magical creations and their artistic models.
Sixty works of 18th-century European decorative arts and design—from
tapestries and furniture to Boulle clocks and Sèvres porcelain—will be
featured alongside 150 production artworks and works on paper from the Walt
Disney Animation Research Library, Walt Disney Archives, Walt Disney
Imagineering Collection, and The Walt Disney Family Museum. Selected film
footage illustrating the extraordinary technological and artistic
developments of the studio during Disney's lifetime and beyond will also be
Scholars today recognize Africa as the source of our common
ancestry. But in 1974, Senegalese scholar and humanist Cheikh Anta Diop
shocked and challenged historians by asserting the influence of ancient
African civilizations in his groundbreaking book The African Origin of Civilization:
Myth or Reality. This exhibition pays homage to Diop by
presenting masterpieces from the Museum's collections from west and central
Africa alongside art from ancient Egypt for the first time in The Met's
Through twenty-one pairings of works from different African cultures and
eras, this exhibition provides a rare opportunity to appreciate the
extraordinary creativity of the continent across five millennia, revealing
unexpected parallels and contrasts. Although there was no contact between
their creators, the works share deep and underrecognized histories.
In accordance with the New York City mandate, all visitors aged 12 and older
must show proof that they have received at least one dose of an accepted vaccine to enter the Museum. All
visitors aged 18 and older must also show a valid personal ID.
14, children aged 5 to 11 must show proof that they
have received at least one dose of an accepted vaccine.
27, visitors aged 12 and older must show proof that they
have received two doses of an accepted two-dose series vaccine or one
dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Face coverings are required for all visitors aged 2 and older, even if
they are vaccinated.