New exhibit dedicated to Mickey Mouse in time for his 90th birthday
At "Mickey: The True Original Exhibition," numerous contemporary artists are showing their works, which have reimagined the classic character with site-specific, Mickey Mouse installations.
Sarah Jessica Parker at the grand opening of "Mickey: The True Original Exhibition" in New York City, November 7, 2018. [Photo: AP]
"First and foremost, we wanted to celebrate the 90 years of Mickey's history. So we worked closely with Disney archives and really pulled highlight moments from the archives and created these stories, these different rooms, these moments throughout the 16,000-square-foot exhibition," said Exhibition Curator Darren Romanelli.
"But in each room, there's either a single or multiple contemporary artists who created site-specific, reinterpreted Mickey Mouse installations. And it's that dialogue between the archives and the contemporary works that creates a unique energy for our visitors to experience and hopefully take away with them."
The exhibition begins with Mickey's debut 90 years ago in the short film "Steamboat Willie" and focuses on moments in his life that are most noteworthy.
The interactive space has numerous photo opportunities for visitors and even an ice cream stand with flavors created especially for the exhibit.
"Mickey: The True Original Exhibition" is running until February 10 in New York.