Mickey Mouse Celebrates 90 Years in New Exhibit

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition
Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Disney

Today, Disney officially opened “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” in New York City’s Meatpacking District, welcoming guests from around the globe to the 16,000-square-foot immersive pop-up celebrating the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse.

Opening in the same city where he made his big screen debut in “Steamboat Willie” on November 18, 1928 at the Colony Theatre, “Mickey: The True Original Exhibition” invites guests to join in the anniversary celebration and experience like never before. Featuring thoughtfully-curated original art, larger-than-life photo opps, branded activations, and a new line of commemorative merchandise, the exhibition runs now through February 10, 2019.

Journey Through Mickey’s Impact on Culture and Art

Mickey: The True Original Exhibition celebrates 90 years of Mickey Mouse’s influence on art and pop culture. Now open through February 10, 2019, this experience is inspired by Mickey’s consistent impact on the arts and creativity in all its forms. Guests will have the chance to explore the exhibition featuring both historic and contemporary work from renowned artists, including Daniel Arsham, Katherine Bernhardt, and Keith Haring.

All of the original and historic pieces are featured throughout more than a dozen thematic rooms, each carefully curated and artfully designed to highlight a chapter of the character’s story. Along the way, guests will discover larger-than-life photo moments, including a replica of Steamboat Willie’s vessel, black-and-white immersive scenes from classic cartoon shorts, a transformative reinterpretation of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice from Walt Disney’s masterpiece film, Fantasia, and a recreation of the 1990s All New Mickey Mouse Club set.

Fans will also get a glimpse into the Disney Archives collection featuring iconic mouse-inspired consumer products across the decades as well as the Academy Award® for the Creation of Mickey Mouse, on loan from The Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco.


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