Snow White with Pigeons, Draws Water. Disney Studio Artist Reproduction cel setup; acrylic on cellulose acetate and gouache on paper. Courtesy Walt Disney Animation Research Library; ©Disney.

“Snow White with Pigeons, Draws Water.” Disney Studio Artist Reproduction cel setup; acrylic on cellulose acetate and gouache on paper. Courtesy Walt Disney Animation Research Library; ©Disney.

Stockbridge, MA, July 24, 2013—Norman Rockwell Museum will present “Sharing Stories,” a special family day, on Saturday, August 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. Discover the art of visual storytelling with an afternoon of family activities. Starting at 1 p.m., Marmalade Productions will present their traveling shadow puppet theatre to visitors; artistic Director Meredyth Babcock will share tips on how to create a shadow puppet with character, movement and a unique point of view. From 1 to 2:30 p.m., storyteller and musician John Porcino will roam the Museum grounds presenting beloved stories and magic tricks. At 2 p.m., create your own folk tales with musician JoAnne Spies. The afternoon event will also explore the creativity of friends and fellow artists Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney, whose work is currently on view. Meet Snow White and the Evil Queen, who will be making appearances throughout the day. “Sharing Stories” is free with Museum admission, Museum members free.

On view through October 27
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic

Celebrate Walt Disney’s vision and the artistry of his dedicated staff, illustrating how they shaped and defined an entirely new American art form through their creation of their first feature-length animated film, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Guided by the vision of a master storyteller, 32 animators, 1032 assistants, 107 inbetweeners, 10 layout artists, 25 background artists, 65 special effects animators and 158 inkers and painters and countless production staff came together to create the masterpiece.

“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: The Creation of a Classic” celebrates the 75th anniversary of Disney’s classic, featuring more than 200 works of art including conceptual drawings, early character studies, detailed story sketches, and animation drawings. Also featured are delicate thumbnail layout watercolors, meticulously rendered pencil layouts, rare watercolor backgrounds, colorful cels, and vintage posters all illustrating how Walt Disney advanced the art of animation.

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