Mickey Mouse turns 90

Disney’s immersive ‘Mickey Mouse’ exhibit in New York City celebrates a film empire, multi-billion-dollar industry, corporate brand, and iconic character cherished by generations.

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition is timed to coincide with Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday. With displays of vintage Disney artifacts as well as original contemporary interpretations of the cartoon’s indelible silhouette, it pays homage to everything that the mouse started nearly a century ago (having been created in 1928 by Walt Disney and ‘Ub Iwerks’): a film empire, a multi-billion-dollar industry, a corporate brand, and an iconic character generations have cherished like a best friend.

The made-to-Instagram experience’s opening this week is cannily timed, premiering just days after the Andy Warhol retrospective was unveiled a few blocks away at the Whitney, in honor of that artist’s 90th birthday.

Much in the same way as Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, Mickey: The True Original Exhibition elucidates Mickey Mouse’s status as one of, if not the biggest pop-art icons of all time, explaining how such remarkable longevity was achieved, how a character so associated with a business was also embraced by the art community, and how that marriage changed our culture.

When: November 8, 2018 – February 10, 2019
Where: 60 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10014
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Price : $38

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