Mickey: The True Original Exhibition

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition

Earlier in the summer when I went to the Whitney Museum I noticed that there as a “coming soon” attraction on this building as I walked by. It was the Mickey: The True Original Exhibition.

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Mickey: The True Original Exhibition celebrates 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture. Opening in November 2018, this immersive experience is inspired by Mickey’s status as a ‘true original’ and his consistent impact on the arts and creativity in all its forms. Guests will have the chance to explore the 16,000 square-foot exhibition featuring both historic and contemporary work from renowned artists.

This exhibit was to celebrate Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. With Instagram pop up photo ops on the rise, I was not too sure what to expect from this at first. I was pleasantly surprised to see that there was an actual gallery / museum approach to this experience that incorporated the photo ops for Instagram and Facebook.

Featured Artists

Darren Romanelli, Amanda Ross-Ho, Kenny Scharf, Shinique Smith, Keith Haring, Tanya Aguiñiga, London Kaye, Daniel Arsham, Brian Bress, Brian Roettinger, Oliver Clegg, Katherine Bernhardt, Oliver Payne, Keichi Tanaami, James Jean, Ariana Papademetropoulos, PEACEMINUSONE, Michael Bosanko, John Rankin, James Fauntleroy, Javier Sanchez, Medina Michael, John Kelly, Tetsuya Nomura

Step into the fluorescent world of legendary artist Kenny Scharf's Mickey Mouse-themed Cosmic Cavern in this 360° video tour. Be sure to look over, sideways, up and down to discover all of the magic.

The exhibit will be up from November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019. Tickets are: $38.

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it was all started by a mouse”

- Walt Disney

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