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Sneak peek: “Mickey The True Original Exhibition” is a vibrant, whimsical dream

Sneak peek: “Mickey The True Original Exhibition” is a vibrant, whimsical dream
Photograph: Danielle Valente

We certainly hope you have your party hats—er, we mean mouse ears—ready. 

On Nov 8Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” will open its doors to New Yorkers, and this is one 90th birthday bash you won't want to miss. 

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There are incredible installations where we will deep dive into the history of Mickey,”  says curator Darren Romanelli. There will be a mix of archives that will be in direct dialogue with a curated assortment of contemporary artists that created specific works.”

Get ready to experience Mickey like you've never seen him before! Whether it's a tribute to our mouse's Steamboat Willie beginnings or a magical, fantasy-inspired room dedicated to all-things Fantasia, the exhibition puts a modern, engaging touch on all of its content, while still honoring the cute pop culture icon we all adore. 

Take a peek below! 

Photograph: Danielle Valente

 

Photograph: Danielle Valente

Artist Daniel Arsham created a super-cool piece. 

“It's an usual way of seeing Mickey, the artist says. “There's something kind of playful. When we think about Disney now, it seems like such a big entity, but it started with a single, individual and an idea.”

Photograph: Danielle Valente

It's certainly hard to nail down a favorite! 

The exhibit closes with a look back at old-school Mickey merch and a larger-than-life Mickey from curator Darren Romanelli.  

Photograph: Danielle Valente

 

Photograph: Danielle Valente

 

Photograph: Danielle Valente

This new exhibit, located at 60 10th Ave, will be open from Nov 8–Feb 10 and costs $38. Check out our walk-through of the exhibition on our Instagram and pick up a copy of our holiday issue to read more about Mickey. 

As the saying goes, It was all started by a mouse, and we couldn't be more grateful. Happy birthday, Mickey!  

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