Eric Carle Museum Hosts Exhibit of Early Disney Artist

By Dianna Dilworth Comment

The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art is opening a new exhibition featuring the artwork of Mary Blair, an influential designer and art director for The Walt Disney Company.

“The Magic, Color, Flair: the world of Mary Blair,” which opens on November 10, explores her artistic process and her work through the years. Blair worked on the Disney animated films Cinderella, Alice in Wonderland, and Peter Pan, as well as a number of attractions at Disneyland and Walt Disney World Resort. She is best known for the ride “It’s a Small World.”  The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco, CA is organizing the exhibit which will take place in Amherst, MA.

The exhibit features several events as well as a book with an essay by exhibition curator and Academy Award-winning animator John Canemaker.