The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco has announced two new exhibitions for this summer centered around the works of lowbrow artist Camille Rose Garcia and Where the Wild Things Are author/illustator Maurice Sendak. The exhibit showcasing Garcia’s work alongside paintings by Mary Blair is an inspired stroke of curation. I hope they keep doing shows like this in which they explore the influence of classic Disney in contemporary visual culture.

Camille Rose Garcia: Down the Rabbit Hole (May 9-November 13, 2013) features some 40 works by Garcia alongside several Alice in Wonderland concept paintings by Disney artist Mary Blair from the Museum’s collection. Organized by guest curator Tere Romo, the exhibition celebrates not only Garcia and Blair’s artistry across decades and artistic styles, but also the power of art to draw us into magical worlds that spark engagement and inspiration. Go HERE for more details.

Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons (May 23–July 7, 2013) features 50 works by the legendary author and illustrator, accompanied by 50 statements from celebrities, authors, and noted personalities on the influence of Sendak’s work, all in celebration the 50th anniversary of his universally revered book, Where the Wild Things Are. Go HERE for more details.

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