Disney has announced that a pop-up exhibit, “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition,” that will celebrate 90 years of the mouse in New York City.
Running from Nov. 8, 2018 – Feb. 10, 2019, the exhibit will be open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. at 60 10th Avenue in New York City.
Guests can experience 16,000-square-feet of interactive experiences inspired by Mickey, and curated by designer Darren Romanelli. The exhibit will feature original artwork from contemporary artists like Amanda Ross-Ho, Kenny Scharf, and Shinique Smith, with more artists to be announced at a later date.
The experience will demonstrate the true magic and spirit of Mickey Mouse, spanning from his start in “Steamboat Willie” to the modern world of over 100 cartoon shorts.
“We hope guests will enjoy the exhibition’s larger-than-life multimedia art installations, photo-worthy experiences, and even a few surprises,” said Ken Potrock, president of Consumer Products Commercialization for Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “We’ve partnered with the best muralists, sculptors, artists, and designers to create original works that convey Mickey’s optimism and imagination.”
Before the official opening in November, Scharf, Ross-Ho, and Smith will preview their installations in three pop-up locations across the country. Their installations will pay tribute to three pieces of Mickey merchandise that have become iconic in their own right: the Mickey Mouse watch, t-shirt, and plush.
“As Walt said, ‘I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse,’” said Bob Chapek, chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Consumer Products. “From ‘The True Original Exhibition’ to a yearlong 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.”
Tickets to “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” are $38 per person, and are available now at Disney.com/MickeyTrueOriginal. Check out the announcement video for the exhibit below: