NOW ON EXHIBIT: PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation

OMCA E News asked Museum staff what they thought about PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation. Here’s what they had to say:

Rene de Guzman, senior curator of art: I’m impressed with the range of materials used to develop their characters, stories, and worlds. As well, it’s incredible how much they invest in their creative process, both in terms of time and human effort. There’s some amazing beautiful works that shouldn’t be missed. A couple that I will mention are the pencil drawings of the sharks from Nemo and the plant studies from Up. Of course, Toy Story Zoetrope and Artscape are show stoppers. I also take a bit of pride in showcasing the relationship between Pixar’s story and our work of expressing California’s cultural legacy.

Karen Nelson, art department interpretive specialist: Besides the beautiful artwork and animation by the Pixar artists, I love the connection of these works to the Animal Locomotion photographs made over 100 years ago by Edward Muybridge; some of the earliest motion studies!

Louise Pubols, senior curator of history: The work of Harley Jessup for Monsters, Inc., and Ratatouille, reminds me of some of my favorite childhood books by Miroslav Sasek. The funky mid-century style of This Is Paris and This Is London made me want to jump in a jet plane for a globe-trotting adventure in Europe, and so do these drawings.

Advance tickets to PIXAR: 25 Years of Animation available now.

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